It’s no secret in this day and age – stress can do an incredible amount of harm. According to The American Institute of Stress, the top cause of stress in the United States is, in fact, job pressure. Over 70% of American adults say they experience negative physical and mental symptoms directly caused by stress. With the demands placed on the roles of the American economy, business and working classes, it’s no wonder we’re more stressed out than ever. However, there are little things you can do to help lessen the blow of a tough day in the office. Here are three easy ways to love your workweek just a little bit more, and make the atmosphere at work a little easier to handle.

1. Chill! Make sure you unwind after a long day.

Stressful days at the office or running around town require downtime in the evening. Take the time to relax and shake off the day’s tension so that you can feel rejuvenated and ready for the next day. Here’s a quick list of easy things you can do that may help you wind down:

Walk the dog around the neighborhood or local park.

Sit down with your spouse or family and enjoy dinner slowly.

Take a hot bath – epsom salts,  bath bombs and face masks are great additions.

Curl up under a lamp with a good book and a glass of wine or cup of hot tea.

 

Bathing Sea Salts Collection

 

2. Deck Your Desk!

Make your workspace an environment that you actually enjoy being in. Studies show that a well-designed office space can increase productivity and mental energy by up to 20 percent. Here are some easy ways to add a little personality to your workspace:

Photos of your favorite family, friends and pets.

Framed or pinned-up inspirational quotes that keep you going through the day!

Live plants or fresh flowers.

Coordinating office supplies, from your tape dispenser to your file folders.

 

Black Desk Globe

 

3. Boost morale in the office!

Sending or bringing in goodies to share is a great way to get some friendly vibes going at work. GiftTree’s shareable gift baskets and towers are full of treats for every palate and preference on the team!

 

 

 

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