How to Decompress at Work
Give each of the following stress-reducing strategies a try.
Exercise. At break time, take a 5- or 10-minute walk around the block or the office.
Take a deep breath. Slow, deep breathing brings more oxygen into your body, relaxes your muscles and slows your heart rate.
Check your posture. Sit up straight and press your lower back against your chair.
Get away from it all. Find a place in the building where you can escape when necessary.
Stand for a while. Sitting for hours stresses your back, thighs, neck and other muscles.