We’re slipping into the no holiday zone — that arduous months-long period between MLK weekend and Memorial Day, where work happens five day a week, every week, with no reprieve. It’s perfectly normal to feel the stress of cabin fever coupled with a longing for summer barbecues and trips to the beach. We can’t make the boss man give you a day off, but we can recommend a few solutions. Here are 5 products to help you reduce stress at work.
1. EARTH SOLUTIONS: Stress Ease Scent Inhaler
Carry aromatherapy in your pocket. This essential oils inhaler includes lavender (calms nerves, balances and refreshes), orange (relieves tension), patchouli (relaxes and grounds you) and bergamot (lifts the spirits and eases depression). Bring the 0.4 oz. tube towards the nose, inhale deeply and exhale. Keep this by your desk to relax when work is piling up, or keep one in the car to carry you through the gridlocked drive home.
BUY: Stress Ease Scent Inhaler, $6.00
2. YOGI TEA: Kava Stress Relief
Slip away to the office kitchen and make yourself a cup of relaxing herbal tea. Let it steep for at least six minutes to get the most mind calming effect. Each pack comes with 16 tea bags. The caffeine-free concoction calms rather than stimulates, ensuring your warm cup of tea will go down gently.
3. SERENILITE: Hand Therapy Stress Ball
The classics die hard. Strengthen joints and muscles while you relieve tension and spark your senses with this lifetime-guaranteed stress ball, made from a tear-resistant gel core. Squeeze and soothe anxiety away while increasing blood flow to your hands, fingers and forearms.
4. BODY BACK: Trigger Point Therapy Self Massage Tool
Work out the knots and relieve tense trigger points easily and effectively with this noise-free massage tool. The lightweight construction makes this easy to hold, grip and swivel to get the massage you want.
BUY: Trigger Point Therapy Self Massage Tool, $29.95
5. ROLEO: Deep Tissue Massager for Wrist, Arms and Forearms
Relieve the symptoms of arthritis and prevent carpal tunnel with this deep tissue massager — a godsend for anyone who uses a keyboard and mouse all day. Run your hand and wrists between the two, gentle rollers, to ease soreness and tension.
BUY: Deep Tissue Massager, $49.99
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