All of the senses are instrumental to each other to function at maximum capacity. None more so than the sense of touch which can stimulate the others directly into working as it’s not specific to a certain body part and can be experienced in the broadest and most diverse sense. Here are a few choices for which bits of earth are the best for touching when you’re trying to regain focus and remain productive…
There have been calls on the British public recently to get more intimate with one another, tear down barriers and show more physical affection. Obviously don’t barge into your boss’s office and demand a back rub and then aggressively give them one in return, keep it light. A pat on the back or a hug can do the world of good and when you experience another human being you are reminded that they are just that. Unsure in a professional setting: just ask. You can always offer: “a handshake, hug or a high five?” and let the recipient decide. It is conducive to healthier working relationships and work efficiency.
As materials go wood isn’t the one you think of when you picture a stereotypical office. It’s an archaic material and its use in constructing furniture isn’t a popular due to metals and plastics the latter of which is the cheaper alternative. Wood, though, being organic can help relieve stress and breathe new life into you if your skin makes contact with it. Also it has good luck qualities apparently. Who knew.
This one is easy and its’ benefits are really all there in the title. Stress Balls are a good way of reliving stress, in case you were wondering. They are also a good gateway toy into other office toys such as a Rubik’s Cube. Toys help to maintain brain functionality and keep you alert. I picked stress ball because it’s the one where you can multitask.
Animals in the workplace can be very good for stress relief and are little bundles of mood boosting joy. The cream of the crop in this department, however, is: cats. Cats have a distinctive purr which sends soothing vibrating through the hand. This coupled with their gentle fur is like having relaxation beamed into you through radio waves.
This one works when you need a little reminder of why it is that you do what you do. That’s the problem with Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies: you can’t hold them in your hand. Coins or notes or whatever you deem to be of value to you is good to hold in an effort to remind yourself why you need to stay motivated and much like our old insulator, wood, in some cultures, it’s believed good luck to give others money too. Ah, coin: all the feels.