5 tips to reduce stress during working hours

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Book lunchtime and water breaks:

People can often find themself with a day full of meetings and no time even for a snack. Booking lunchtime every day will help employees have the time to prepare a healthy meal and actually eat.

Breathing brake:

In the everyday rush, many times we forget to check on our breathing. According to the University of Massachusetts, breathing exercises can collaborate to relax. Simple because the body simulates the same feeling that experiments when it is relaxed.

  1. Put one hand on the chest and the other on the belly just below the ribs.
  2. Take a deep breath in through the nose, and drive the air to the belly (the belly will push the hand out). The chest should stay still.
  3. Breathe out through the mouth.
  4. Do this breathing three to eight times, at a normal breathing pace.

F2F or virtual coffee with a colleague:

Designating some time for two or more coworkers to have a coffee or connect virtually gives people a chance to catch up, generate bonding and get to know each other better.

Take a walk or do walking meetings.

According to the Harvard Business Review, taking a walk can help reduce anxiety, relieve stress and boost creativity and productivity. We have seen more and more often ‘walking meetings’; meetings that happen during a walk instead of in a meeting room, a booth or in front of the camera.


Celebrate success, despite how big or small is the achievement is vital to drive employees wellness. Receiving recognitions lead employees to release endorphins that have a very positive impact on their bodies making them happier. Also celebrating implicates taking a moment to reflect on what just happened and analyze what led the company to success, who took part in it and use this learning in the future.



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