15 things to do to chill out in the office

A break for five ot ten minutes from the computer screen is good to get you back in

Staring at a computer screen for eight hours a day makes you feel really tired! It’s also advised that you should get out your chair every 30 minutes to maintain a good posture and to avoid back problems. Although you may think there’s not much to do in the office whilst you take a break from the screen if you really think about it, there is!

1. Make your team a brew

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Nobody ever says no to a brew, so give your eyes a break and make the office a good cuppa!

2. Stretch!

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Nothing is better than a good stretch. As one of our guys is a yoga teacher we could have a mini yoga session just to straighten our backs up!

3. Have a read of your favorite book

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It’s taking your eyes off the screen for a while so why not read a chapter of your favorite book?

4. Eat lunch!

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A lunch break is certainly important and essential, so when you can take your 30-60 minute lunch break.

5. Have a chin wag

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When you’re so concentrated on work you don’t chat much. Have a chin wag at what you’ve got in store for the weekend! 

6. Check out the news

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If you love knowing what’s going on, browse the news articles online or read your local newspaper to take your eyes off the screen.

7. Play a game

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If you genuinely want a five minute break from work, play 5 minutes of an online game to give yourself a breather.

8. Go for a short walk

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Take yourself for a little walk whether it’s outside or around the building. Different scenery can often settle you.

9. Catch up with your boss

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Technically you’re giving your eyes a rest. Catch up with your boss with work that’s going on to keep them in the loop.

10. Sit and chill

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If you have a chill out area like us, we like to have a sit on the bean bags, drink our brews and have a little rest…without falling asleep!

11. Social Media browsing

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Instead of doing your own work, take a break and have a browse on your social media if that’s what you enjoy doing. 

12. Go on the milk run

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If you’re almost out of milk, take a break for five minutes and go and get some more milk. Nobody likes a brew without milk!

13. Water your office plants

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Instead of doing your own work, take a break and have a browse on your social media if that’s what you enjoy doing. 

14. Play some table football

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If you’re like us and have a football table or snooker table, that tends to take your mind off the stressful work and having fun at the same time. 

15. Check out our blogs!

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Finally, our blogs will be of great use and will easily amuse you. Whether it’s our tech and gadget blogs or SME Business Advice you will surely not be disappointed!

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