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As far as stress at the workplace goes, I know I have it pretty easy. I make my own hours, and work from home, so it's not exactly a stressful situation by any means. That being said, I am my own worst enemy when it comes to things like stress because I tend to pile more onto my plate than I can handle, and am hard on myself a lot of the time. For example, working from home means I am pretty efficient with my time so when I finish a whole day's worth of work in five hours, I have a hard time not working for the rest of the day. I feel like I might as well get the most out of my hours, you know? The downside to that is that I can burn out really easily, so I schedule forced breaks throughout the day where I'll run errands or take care of the pup. It's not tough work by any means, but it comes with its own set of stressors, as does any job I suppose. In today's post, I wanted to talk about what I do to de-stress. I'd love to hear what you do to de-stress at work down in the comments below!
My favorite at-work stretch by far is this backbend I do over the seat of my desk chair - see above. I always get a good crack out of my upper back and it feels so good on my neck, chest, and entire front body. I position the top of the chair just below my scapulae and then lean back with my fingertips on the back of my head. Usually just leaning back will give me a good crack, but if not, I'll gently press the head higher and that'll do the trick. Feels so good.
2. Fascial Release
Fascia is soft tissue surrounding muscles or organs and when we feel tension in various parts of the body, it's nice to schedule a massage. Buuuut a massage isn't always feasible (and can also add up), so I like using some sort of ball like the Rad Rounds that were sent our way a few weeks ago by Rad Roller. These are cool because they're two different sizes with two different densities, offering options depending on what you need.
You can use them anywhere you feel tight, but I love them for the bottoms of my feet (particularly in the arches) and the palms of my hands. They're made of silicone which is so much better than the old tennis ball I was using because it rolls nice and evenly with great traction. Bonus: They're discreet enough that if you work at a desk, you could probably get away with using them without anyone seeing :) You could use them for the bottoms of your feet under your desk, or against your back while in your chair!
An aromatherapy diffuser might not be something you can use at work, depending on what you do for a living, but there are so many aromatherapy options for personal use. I like the idea of rollerballs, or scented cloths.
I'd love to know how you de-stress at work - believe me, I can use all the tricks I can get! Let me know down in the comments below.
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