Destress in under 2 minutes: Relaxing tools for really busy people

Krista Garcia
Destress in under 2 minutes: Relaxing tools for really busy people
Use these "me time" essentials, even when you have no time

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MANILA, Philippines – You’re 15 minutes away from a 5 pm deadline, your messaging apps are filled with unread notifications from your dinner group, and, yes, all main roads are bleeding red on your navigation app. And you haven’t even successfully booked a ride out of the office yet!

We get it: you’re stressed, you need to get things done, and you have no time to chill. Literally. That’s why you laugh off all those suggestions from well-meaning friends (and influencers on Instagram) – honestly, who manages to attend a yoga class on days when the mere act of traveling 10 kilometers takes two hours?

Fortunately, the art of zen is more of a mindset than a membership (really). Even if you have less than five minutes to spare, you can still find inner peace in your desk or bedroom – or at least, get rid of some of the tension in your head. Try these quick pick-me-ups:

Write down every item that worries you in a notebook. Then get back to it in the morning or when you’re calmer.

You Only Live Once Journal, P899

Step away from your desk and listen to binaural beats or soothing music with noise-cancelling earphones.

Xiaomi Mi Piston In-Ear Headphones, P711

Sip some tea. This healthy brew can help calm your nerves and improve your focus.




BPA-Free Glass Water Bottle Drinking Cup Tea Filter Infuser, P868

For commuters: Pack an inflatable neck pillow and take a nap during your ride.

Portable Inflatable PVC U-Shape Neck Pillow, P475

Indulge in a bit of aromatherapy as soon as you get home.

Aromatherapy Machine Ultrasonic Wave Office Home Air Humidifier, P858

Turn your shower into a spa with a high-pressure, water saving head.

Unique Fantastic Water Saving Shower Head, P1022

No time to book a therapist appointment? Try this DIY tool (people say it works!)  

Thera Cane Body Muscle Deep Pressure Massager, P1125

If all else fails, have a glass (or two) of wine.  

Beringer Main & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, P999

All these items are available on Lazada. What are your personal instant de-stress tips? Share it with us below! –

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