7. Schedule breaks at work
“We have to respect the oscillation of the stress and recovery cycle,” says Friesen. The best way for your mind to be ready for—and bounce back from—stressful meetings and long days is to take intermittent breaks at work, he adds. Set an alarm to remind you once an hour.
Physical breaks are ideal—take a walk outside, swing by your work wife’s desk for a quick chat—but shutting your office door and sitting in silence for five minutes works too.
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