Stress Relievers You Should Have In Your Office

A person’s workspace can become one of the most intense places to be; hours of sitting, intense pressure and a fair share of stress. To create a more calming and conducive workplace environment, we have compiled a list of things you should have in your office as stress relievers. We have all five senses covered.

Sight

Photos of friends/family

Seeing the ones dear to you will definitely have an impact on your mood when you step into the office. If you’re looking for a frame to go along with it, try

Woodpost.

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The brand’s presence mainly lies in Vietnam, but is easily accessible to all through their app. Like its namesake, Woodpost crafts all of their rubber wood products from the rubber trees that are no longer available to produce sap. This means that rubber wood is repurposed into an important, eco-friendly piece for your office desk.

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Succulents

Studies have found that the presence of indoor plants help relieve individuals under high levels of stress, and others have discovered the number of indoor plants negatively correlate with the number of medical leave

Popularity of succulents are rising recently, as they require little effort to maintain. Succulents are also suitable in low-light office environments. Like any plant, the right amount of sunlight and water will preserve this plant for an extended period of time.

 Sound

Your favourite tunes

If the constant phone ringing and office chatter gets to you, detaching yourself through music can do wonders. Other than lifting your mood, isolation like this gives the mind better clarity and focus (as long as it’s not metal). 

Meditation apps

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Calm is a mindfulness meditation app that helps users relieve stress. It may sound a little strange, but the app sooths the mind through natural sound with that effect; examples include sounds of the pouring rain, waves on a beach, fireplace, and moving streams.

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Smell

Essential oils

 

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Aromatherapy is the obvious choice to using smells for stress relief. Add a few drops of the oil into a cup of hot water and take a deep breath. Lavender and chamomile scents are two of the many essential oils with relaxing properties.

Touch

Massage balls

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‘Movement First’ is an online retailer of sports-related products, with the goal of training the body like a machine, not with machines. The brand’s Spiky Massage Trigger Ball is a “therapeutic” product that belongs under your feet. It reduces muscle tension, while boosting blood circulation.

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Bean bag chairs

Beanbags could make a positive difference in your next meeting. These chair sacks are known for creating a serene environment for employees. Although informal, it pleasures your sense of touch and eases stress levels through its comfort. 

Taste

A yummy (and healthy) snack

If you have a habit of stress eating, it only makes sense to go for the healthiest options. Eating does relieve tension, and to help you with that, Yogurt, leafy greens, blueberries, pistachios, and dark chocolate are amongst the healthiest tidbits.

Herbal tea

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A nice hot cup of tea is often a great way to start the mornings, mainly for its relaxing properties. Green tea and chamomile tea are ta couple of our recommendations if you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up in the midst of a stressful work day.

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Jeng Teng believes a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. She believes the smallest things in life bring the greatest joy, and keeps a happiness journal to note down her daily blessings. Currently trying to embark on a healthier lifestyle, she hopes to get into pilates and yoga. She is always on the lookout for healthier food options to compensate for her sinful indulgences - chocolate and ice-cream!

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