Pen Food, June 4, 2013: Stress-Busting Edition

Like the weather here in the Northeast, life’s heating up, and for some stress relief, I (of course) turn to the Internet.

Because it has pictures like this.
Because it has pictures like this.

For most people, work is the number-one source of stress in life (for those fortunate enough to have steady jobs; otherwise, that’s a whole different level of anxiety). Dumb Little Man has tips for reducing stress and anxiety at work. The highlight? The section titled: “Refuse to Climb the Molehill”:

People prone to anxiety are exceptionally good at letting their imaginations work against them. They begin to climb mental molehills and in their attempts, they become as emotionally wiped out as if they’d been climbing Mount Everest…

When in a high-pressure situation at work many of us find ourselves interpreting business meetings, conferences, and presentations as do-or-die scenarios in which our whole careers, even lives, depend on one successful conclusion. In fact this is rarely ever the case.

Multitasking! 5 Ways Keeping a Journal Can Help You De-Stress.

Harvard Health says autoregulation exercises can reduce stress and fight anxiety.

And in case you need to de-stress RIGHT THIS MINUTE, beluga whales are here to help.

Credit: le Liz, flickr.com
Credit: le Liz, flickr.com