Plenty of people have a first-aid kit stashed in their bathroom or car. But are you as prepared when it comes to your emotional and mental health? A stress relief kit is easy to put together and can be a real lifesaver on days when stress threatens to get the better of you. You wouldn’t just ignore a cut or burn, so why ignore stress? This kit will help put you on the path toward being happier, healthier, and more productive.
Sometimes during the daily grind you just need to take time for a quiet cup of tea or hot chocolate. You could make a run to the nearest café or even the break room. But if you’re an introvert like me, sometimes you just want to enjoy some downtime in your own little space. Or perhaps you can’t step away from your desk for long, or there’s no room to store your favorite drinks and such in the break room. Well if you have some free space on your desk, you can fill this simple DIY office desk cafe box with […]
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world revolves–slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. This moment in life.” -Thich Nhat Hanh Tea: a time-honored tradition in countries and civilizations throughout time. A warm cup of tea is synonymous with taking a break, momentarily withdrawing from the troubles of the world. It’s that withdrawal that makes tea a great stress management technique. Taking just a few minutes focus solely a cup of tea, its warmth and flavor, can halt the stress response and improve your mood. Here are […]
Bath bombs and aromatherapy–two trends that continue to skyrocket in popularity. And why not? In today’s helter-skelter world, it’s more important than ever to find ways to combat negative stress. A hot bath is a classic stress reliever, but throw in a bath bomb with essential oils and you up the ante. Essential oils work by sending a message to your hypothalamus, which is the region of your brain that controls hormone production. These hormones, in turn, control mood, body temperature, sleep, and much more. And while essential oils will not solve all your problems, the right aromas can help take […]