Current Techniques for Destressing during Work Breaks

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The "state of the art" of reducing stress and inducing calm during work breaks

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  • Current Techniques for Destressing during Work Breaks

    1. 1. Calming the Inner and Outer Geek Stressors, Solutions, and Stats for Young Engineers in the Workplace Spring 2011 Sean Rose
    2. 2. Current DynamicEngineers work long, sedentary hours Buildup of stress from long hours, physical inactivity, etc Take break after certain period of time ? ? ?
    3. 3. Current DynamicEngineers work long, sedentary hours Buildup of stress from long hours, physical inactivity, etc Take break after certain period of time ? ? ?
    4. 4. Existing Solutions RelaxationProductivity Main Types Mindfulness Physical Activity
    5. 5. Relaxation Real World TechnicalMassage Music Healing, White Noise :Nap/Sleep Time plays soothing soundsZen Garden iZen Garden : digital Zen Garden iBonsai : soothing animations
    6. 6. Mindfulness Real World TechnicalMeditation Feel Good Tracker, Gratitude Journal :Introspective Writing keep record of positives Daily Affirmation : positive ideas to think on
    7. 7. Physical Activity Real World TechnicalWalking RunKeeper :Competitive Sports Track physical activityYoga Pickup Sports :Ping Pong, other games Find nearby games to join Yoga Relax : Short interval Yoga
    8. 8. Productivity Real World TechnicalCaffeinated Drinks Pomodoro : 5 minute break every 25Timecards“40-20” Rules Bento : Task Organization Calendar Apps : Push alerts for breaks,
    9. 9. Analysis Quiet, open places are scarce in Relaxation the work place Technical implementations require Mindfulness technology use, a source of stress Time/space constraints limit abilityPhysical Activity to engage in extensive activity Focus strictly on being better at work, Productivity not decreasing stress

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