Add to your desk a fragrant plant and smell it when you feel stressed. Also, feeling their leaves lets you use a different part of your brain, and restores your attention to something natural, instead of lists and demands.
If you can’t have plants, looking out the window at trees or greenery.
Maybe a couple of mornings a week, I manage to be the person I most want to be: I rise when my alarm goes off. I go to the gym for a 6:30 spin class. I meditate. I take my vitamins. I make my bed and pack a lunch to take to work.
"There aren't enough hours in a day." If you've ever said or thought about this at any point in your daily grind, you're not the only one! When we think about our responsibilities (spending time with loved ones, being a good employee, continuing your professional education, taking up hobbies, etc.), it can feel like 24 hours are, in fact, too little for each day.
There's no denying that technology has made communication a lot more convenient-especially in the workplace. Thanks to digital communication tools (like email, texting, and Slack), it's never been easier (or faster!) to get in touch with your colleagues, whether they're on the other side of the office or the other side of the world.
Small talk might not be that meaningful, but it does have a few benefits: it can make you happier and it can boost the brain’s executive functions responsible for everything from attention and focus to time management to organization.