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Oranges to imaginary vactions: 5 ways to kill stress at work

IANS  Los Angeles, July 31, 2014
First Published: 15:10 IST(31/7/2014) | Last Updated: 15:28 IST(31/7/2014)

With a demanding boss, a long list of to-dos, and negative environment, you are bound to get stressed in office. Beat the stress by downloading a fun app or gorging on oranges. shares a list of ways to de-stress in office:
1 Snack on an orange: A 2002 study found that a dose of vitamin C helped people bounce back more easily from a stressful situation.

2 Take a two-minute mini vacation: Choose one of your favourite vacation memories and relive it without spending on the airfare! All of us have memories from our favourite places. You can relive the best moment of your life to feel like you did when you were there. It helps you recognise you have a choice in how you feel in a stressful moment.

Also read: Planting an idea: Green reminder to keep you focused at work

3 Keep essential oils at your desk: A whiff or two could actually help you relax. Aromatherapy has been shown to decrease stress levels, so shop around for a scent you fancy and get sniffing.
4 Download a de-stressing app: Your smartphone might be partly to blame for the stress you're feeling (non-stop emails), but it's also a great resource for de-stressing tools so try a couple of de-stressing apps.

5 Handwrite your to-do list: Think of your handwritten to-do list as a sacred document. You'll know exactly where to find it when you need to refer back to it since it won't be lost among the many open tabs of your browser. Also, the act of physically writing down your tasks may help you organise your thoughts and remember them more clearly which, in turn, will help you to be more focused and less stressed.

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