Picture this: You’re reclined inside a private chamber with ambient noise lulling you into restfulness. As your naptime concludes, a refreshing white light grows brighter and soft vibrations gently call you back to the day. You feel rested, rejuvenated, ready. Are you imagining yourself at the office? Perhaps, only if you work for Google.
Several years ago, the search engine giant began offering nap rooms equipped with pricey “Energy Pods” to help its staff members relax. This top employer, consistently named the number one best U.S. company to work for, understands that when employees are less
stressed, they are more focused, more confident, and more productive. By giving them space to unwind and relax at work, Google has created a calm and satisfied workforce.
Unfortunately, we don’t all have access to such on-the-job sleep technologies. But that doesn’t mean you can’t relax while at work. In fact, since a person’s stress level directly impacts her ability to excel at her job, it would benefit you to do so.
Below are 11 Simple Ways to Relax at Work and Increase Your Professional Performance