5 Ways To De-Stress

Are you a super stressed person?  There may be simple and effective ways to destress that you never really considered before.  Look through the following list and consider trying some of these tactics.

1. Bring Your Dog To Work


If your job allows you to bring in your dog in every once in a while, do it to destress!  It can actually help other workers to destress as well.  Having a pouch in the office can bring a laid back feel to the workspace and who could resist your cute Fido anyway?  According to Randolph T. Barker, Ph.D., a professor of management at Virginia Commonwealth University, “pet presence may serve as a low-cost, wellness intervention readily available to many organizations and may enhance organizational satisfaction and perceptions of support.”

2. Chiropractic Care

Since muscle relaxation is at the heart of stress relief, getting adjusted regularly by a chiropractor can ensure that tension is released from your body.  Many people receive therapeutic adjustments to relieve stress and make sure that their bodies are as healthy as they can be.

3. Laughter

The power of laughter really is incredible.  If you’re stressed at work, consider taking a 10 minute YouTube break to watch something funny.  This will relax your body and bring calmness to you as it releases endorphins.

4. Read

Reading a book is associated with a slower heart rate.  On your 15 minute break at work, put your headphones in and crack open a great read.  You can do this while sipping tea and listening to music as you get lost in the story.

5. Call A Friend

Calling someone supportive can help you to destress because they offer a shoulder to cry on and listen to your problems.

Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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