Destress in under 2 minutes: Relaxing tools for really busy people
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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.
Step away from your desk and listen to binaural beats or soothing music with noise-cancelling earphones.
Sip some tea. This healthy brew can help calm your nerves and improve your focus.
For commuters: Pack an inflatable neck pillow and take a nap during your ride.
Indulge in a bit of aromatherapy as soon as you get home.
Turn your shower into a spa with a high-pressure, water saving head.
No time to book a therapist appointment? Try this DIY tool (people say it works!)
If all else fails, have a glass (or two) of wine.
All these items are available on Lazada. What are your personal instant de-stress tips? Share it with us below! – Rappler.com