4 ways to de-stress at your desk
Deadlines? Workloads? Conflicts? Unreasonable supervisors or clients? Try these simple and easy ways to help you deal with common workplace stress from Alisa Gray, a shareholder at Tiffany & Bosco who is also a certified yoga instructor at Desert Song Yoga & Massage in Phoenix.
Hands and wrists. Counteract the strain of pecking at a keyboard with some gentle wrist rotations. Spread the fingers wide and make a soft fist. Repeat 4-5 times.
Neck and shoulders. Inhale and shrug your shoulders up as high as they will go. Hold for a second or two, then exhale and drop your shoulders all at once. Do this two or three times.
Stand up. Get out of your chair and move around a little bit. Lift your arms up and arc a little from side to side.
Breathe. Either seated or standing, place your hands on your belly, down near your navel. Take a deep breath and see if you can breathe deeply enough that your hands move up and down. When you exhale, gently draw your navel in to empty out. Do this 5-10 times.