Here are some quick ways to help you reduce your stress. You can use these at home, at your office, or anywhere else you need to. Take 15 minutes and try some of these tips to help reduce your stress.

Take a short walk. Keep gym shoes at your desk so you can take a quick break. Walk outside, near trees or a park if possible. Many office buildings have walking paths for this activity. Take in all the sights and sounds. Clear your head while you treat your body to some physical activity. You will come back with renewed energy.

Take a quick nap. Short, power-naps are a fast way to recharge the system. Don't let yourself sleep for longer than 15 to 20 minutes. A quick nap will give the mind and the body the burst of renewed energy needed for the rest of the day.

If you are under a lot of stress at work, or your mind is stuck on a big project, take a short break. Do something completely different from what you were working on. Find another project you need to do or return emails or voice mails. Get up and walk around the office. Now approach the first project with new eyes and a renewed spirit.

Make a quick spa at your desk. Take off your shoes and using a golf ball, roll it around under each foot as a mini foot massage. Heat a cup of water to boiling. Close your eyes and relax. Sit with your head over the steam. Let the mist seep into your skin. Now sit back in your chair with your eyes closed. Use two folded paper towels, soaked in cold water, to place over each eye. Tilt back and sit for a few minutes. Relax your mind as you sit. Be sure to forward your phone while you do this activity. You don't want any distractions. Let your mind relax.

Organize your office. If your office is messy, spend 15 minutes going through stacks of old paperwork and discarding them. If you need to keep them, use file folders to put the information in. If your office is clean, try re-organizing it. Move things around your office, or desk. Make the room flow by changing the placement of your desk or file cabinet. Designate one area for personal objects or pictures that make your happy.

Work a puzzle. Taking 15 minutes out to do a puzzle, such as a crossword puzzle can refresh the brain. Spending too much time thinking about one thing can stunt your creative juices. Work a puzzle totally unrelated to your project at hand. The distraction will be just what your mind and body needed to rejuvenate.

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