When days get busy, you can find yourself low on time and high on stress. Here are some quick ways to recharge at the office when you only have 5 minutes to spare.

5 Ways to recharge in 5 minutes or less

Do eye exercises

It’s good practice to look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes to prevent eye strain from looking at a screen all day. In addition to that, doing some eye exercises is a good way to take a productive break from what you’re doing.

Clean your screen and workspace

Keeping your workspace clutter-free helps with focus. If you need a quick refresher at work, take 5 minutes to clean your computer screen, wipe down your keyboard, organize your desk, and sanitize your mouse.

Do a breathing exercise

A breathing exercise can help you calm your mind and refocus. Try this: breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth 10 times.

Relax your muscles

Sitting at  a desk for long periods of time can strain muscles throughout your body, like your shoulders. Start by focusing on the top of your head, down to your eyes, facial muscles, neck, shoulders, and so on, relaxing each area as you go.

Sip a beverage

Making yourself some hot tea on a cool day, or an iced coffee on a summer day gives you something to stop and enjoy while you work. If you find yourself needing a quick break, make yourself a beverage and enjoy it at your desk or in the break room before getting back to your desk.

Do you have a little longer than 5 minutes? Here are a few ways you can disconnect to recharge, from being out in nature to waking up a little earlier every day to give yourself a few hours of silence and meditation.

About the Author: Jocelyn Pick