For many people in this modern era years of toiling in the field have been replaced by years of slaving in the office. While back-breaking physical labor isn’t much of a concern for your average corporate employee, sitting in front of a computer for 8+ hours a day comes with its own set of stressors.
Besides keeping your desk organized and clutter free (unlike the mess above) there are a number of basic steps you can take to make your 9 to 5 just a little less stressful.
Sit up straight!: Having a poorly designed work station or not employing proper ergonomics while sitting at a computer all day can result in undue muscle tension and pain. Follow these suggestions to help eliminate work-place fatigue.
Benefits of Laughter
As Sara noted in 10 Forgotten Stress Relief Tips a humor journal can be a great way to record all things funny in your life. Frequent review equals instant and regular laughter. Almost any blog platform that allows you to control privacy will do just fine. LiveJournal is a good option.
It takes a certain type of person to give this method a try. It also requires an accomplice.
Music Therapy: The first two links are your run-of-the-mill calming tunes. The last link allows you to create your own personalized radio station in case the sound of waves crashing doesn’t do it for you.
Breathe in, breathe out: Sometimes all you need to do is take a moment to breathe.
Warning: This last stress-relief method is very serious and should only be used by professionals. In all likelihood you will feel much calmer after employing this technique, but it also has the effect of driving your co-workers nuts.