Relax at the Office? It's Easier Than You Think

Relax at the Office? It's Easier Than You Think (<i>cont'd</i>)

Wednesday: Acupressure in the Afternoon

"Taking your shoes off when walking around the office, or when sitting at your desk can be very rejuvenating and helpful for sore feet. For extra relief for backaches and headaches, try this easy, under the desk technique:"

  1. Place a golf ball or rolling pin on the floor under your feet.
  2. While sitting, roll the sole of each foot over the ball or rolling pin.

Thursday: Car Comfort

"Why not turn your vehicle into a sanctuary? Make an altar by placing a flower or your favorite picture on the dashboard. Create scents and sounds that are personal and peaceful.

"Challenge yourself to remain calm and enjoy the moment as you drive through rush-hour traffic ... keep a small carry bag handy with a nice change of clothes and a toiletry kit in it. Relaxation is being prepared for the unexpected.

"Your car is also a great place to escape to during the day when you need peace, quiet and privacy."

Friday: Ginseng Zing

"Is your aching body keeping you pinned to your seat? For centuries ginseng has been recognized for its energizing properties. It provides a great boost when you need to bench-press your tired body out of your chair:"

  1. Prepare a hot cup of ginseng tea.
  2. Try putting in a few drops of pure ginseng extract for an extra kick.
  3. Add some honey or maple syrup.
  4. Take a deep breath and wait for the power surge.

Excerpt from the book, "Office Spa: Stress Relief for the Working Week" (Chronicle Books)