Check out these ways to effectively (and quickly) kick stress in the butt:
Reminders of Life Outside of Work
Surrounding yourself with mementos of your life has been proven to help reduce stress at your workplace. Choose things like family photographs, collectibles, or even postcards from past trips.
Tip: If you don’t work in an office, make a picture into a keychain that you can take with you on the go!
2 Minute Calm Down
Practice some deep breathing, counting to ten: with each number, inhale and exhale.
Take a moment to hang out at the water cooler. Talking to someone can help vent some of your stress, or even offer a fresh perspective on your situation.
Laughing has been proven to lower stress hormones and boost endorphins. Take a minute to watch a cat video on youtube, or tell a joke to a co-worker.
Listening to music can help reduce stress levels. Head out to the work truck, turn up the radio, and belt out a tune.
Get Some Exercise
Reduce cortisol levels by getting physical exercise. Do a few squats in place, take the stairs at the job site, or go for a brisk walk around the block.
Studies show that chewing gum can lower stress hormones