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Zen at work: Take a break!

Spa lifestyle is about relax, renew and rejuvenate the body and mind. In this section 'Zen at work', inspired from the smart witty book “Office Spa” by Darrin Zeer, here are easy-to-do tips that will help you prevent stress with exercises stemmed from well-balanced nutrition, aromatherapy, acupressure, meditation, and reflexology.

This time, unwind thanks to easy relaxation tips!

Every so often, take a break to relax your effervescent brain, your eyes from looking at screens, your stiffened body or your restless fingers!

  • Take a walk outside preferably in a local garden to see things in a wider perspective.

  • Massage your hands with a nice scented moisturizer.

  • Visualize! Because the subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between visualization and imagination, use brain power by imagining your most cherished goals. Take deep breath, close your eyes for a few minutes and imagine yourself achieving your dreams, or more simply visualize yourself wandering in your most favourite place in the world. Deeply feel the good sensations, vibrations and emotions in this exercise as if you had achieved your goals. And enjoy the relaxing getaway!

“Sleep is

the best form

of meditation”

Dalaï Lama

  • Take an afternoon nap! It is no secret that a 15 minutes nap in the afternoon can help you bring back energy when feeling drained! Some companies place at disposal nap rooms. If not, lounge chairs or calm area will also do. Isolate yourself for a while and put on your favourite music through headphones! Don’t forget your alarm clock to get back to work! Tips: book a meeting room in your office at lunch break. Usually, nobody wants to have a meeting during lunch break ;)!

Photo credits: 1 - Marilyn Monroe from an article about sleeping therapy in Porter Magazine. 2 - Nothing is even more relaxing than lounging in an Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman. Above, the renowned designer couple, Charles and Ray Eames, in the privacy of their Pacific Palisades house, circa 1956.

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