Original article by Mario Petkovski. Posting by Andrei Kuznetsov.
In order to be able to devote time to your work, you must have a stress-free environment, which at this day and age is hard. People nowadays are working very stressful jobs that can make more serious health complications after a long period of time. Unfortunately, the time moves fast so there is a lot of activity on your workplace that can sometimes be hard to handle.
That is why many companies invest in creating a stress-free environment that will act as a pressure release valve on your system. Sometimes when your work is stressful you can lose creativity as well as be less productive.
If you don’t believe it, bear in mind that even athletes, like the ones competing as favorites in the NFL Super Bowl odds have high levels of stress and they need to release it to be able to compete normally. There are some stories about what mental stress can do to football athletes and many believe these are the reasons why some of them resort to suicide or have mental breakdowns and depression. Click here for additional resources to support your mental health.
Major companies have noticed this factor that is why they organize fun things to do when you are on work: it doesn’t matter if you are on the field or on an office. These will boost your productivity but more importantly will make you happy. Stress can cause many disorders such as health-related issues, constant aggression as well an unpleasant environment in the workplace.
Not every company invests in this kind of stuff, but you can always make your time spent on work easier with a few essential gadgets and toys for stress relief. Let’s go through some of the best.
These are small magnetic balls that can be used to create all sorts of things. This will set your mind in a peaceful place and meditating for a while by making your creation with the balls. You can use your imagination to make some incredible forms that are strangely satisfying.
We all know that keeping fish in the aquarium has the ability to calm you and relieve stress. However, the hard thing is to clean the tank, especially on your workplace. This innovative gadget is a self-cleaning fish tank that also grows organic food on the top. That seems like a win-win situation, the plants keep the fish tank clean and get nutrients from the fish waste.
This might be the best stress relief gadget that you can place on your desk.
3. Noise Cancelling Earplugs
Sometimes the thing that we want the most on our workplace is peace and quiet. That is where QuietOn Noise canceling earplugs comes in. These earplugs are capable of blocking every noise that comes from outside leaving you with peace and quietness.
4. Shiatsu Heated Foot Massager
Well depending on your job, this gadget might be a perfect stress relief opportunity to try. This gadget is capable of keeping your feet heated as well as stimulating reflexology zones of the soles of your feet with an excellent massage. This is perfect for people that are on their feet the whole time and gives them a chance to relax.
5. Sona Smart Bracelet
This bracelet is equipped with a high-end heart rate monitor that scans you and gives you meditation exercises when you are stressed out through a mobile app. It is also stylish so you will be perfectly capable to wear the bracelet on your formal outfit.
6. Magnetic Levitating Devices
There are a lot of levitating products that are strangely amusing to look at and can provide big stress relief. You can choose the shape to be many different things such as planet, plane, iron man, a football and much more. You can spend hours looking at it and meditate.
7. Desktop Punching Bag
Some people may require a more aggressive approach for stress relief and there is no better way than throwing a couple of punches in a boxing bag. However, that was not possible until now, as we are witnessing probably the first desk, mounted punching bag. It is mounted on a spring that will bounce back and forward once you hit it. It will definitely remove your stress and make you calm.
These are some of the most interesting stress-relief gadgets that you can use on your work. There are many more such as stress balls, kinetic sand, and the calm cube and many others. All and all you have to try to keep your stress levels at a minimum while you are at work, just because it can cause serious issues. Remember, from now on your stress relief exercises are your number one priority.