I can’t focus. I’m under a lot of stress lately.

Not the words we like hearing, regardless of whose voicing them. We especially don’t like the crippling effect they have on us.

If Merriam-Webster wants it, we suggest they list it as a common idiom:

"I’m under a lot of stress" - To say that the person is running an infinite amount of self-imposed checklists, usually with a deadline on each item.

It’s hard to focus while stressed. The frazzled brain works like a microwave, inside a microwave, put inside a microwave NCBI, researchers found that stressed participants did significantly worse than their chill counterparts - on all levels.

Slower task response, lower task accuracy, less attention where it mattered, worse alertness… taking a breather here… depleted cognitive resources, bad allocation of remaining resources, fuzzy orientation… we’ll stop here.

Your brain is not a project management tool. It’s more like a super-smart 9-year-old child. It can manage some demanding tasks - but it also needs a good night’s rest, good food, love, and most of all, some fun and games.

To smile away this tension, we bring you joy - packaged in quirky movements commonly known as exercise breaks.

It won't feel like something you can tolerate getting better, but something you look forward to when the neck, limbs, and brain get more cranky. The swings and stirs won’t drag you back into the abyss, but rather bring out the cheerfulness and bliss - instantly and long-lastingly.

We bring you: 5 desk exercises designed to destroy stress right from your work desk

⚡️ The plan: Every day, whenever you start feeling a little twitch in your eye lid, stop and do 10 reps of each of these:

Under the desk bicycles

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Toss a cushion

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Heel taps

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Watter bottle pass

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Elbow drums

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