During a typical workday, we are often unable to carve out time to practice mindfulness techniques like those we shared in last week’s sticky note blog post. Setting a reminder on your computer or cell phone to practice mindfulness, or dedicating your daily break time to meditation, can be helpful. But when it’s difficult to get away from your desk, try using a stress ball.
Stress balls come in varying materials and designs, but always fit in the palm of your hand. They are easy to keep in view on your desk. When you need a break, squeeze the ball for a few seconds, then release and repeat. This simple repetitive motion works as a mindfulness practice, but there are other benefits as well: stretching and strengthening of your hand and arm muscles, and increased blood flow all help alleviate discomfort related to carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis.
This month you can reach out to your EON Account Manager and ask for a heart-shaped stress ball, free of charge, in honor of #EONLoveIs—our newest campaign to help encourage two things: Workplace Wellness (goodbye, stress!) and spreading love to our colleagues, and those who could use more of it.
The action of this campaign is simple: Show us what love means to you and you’ll be entered to win a $250 Visa Gift Card!
How it works:
- STEP 1—Finish the statement ‘#EONLoveIs______’ using a Sharpie marker.
- STEP 2—Upload a photo of your finished heart to our Facebook wall and tag it with #EONLoveIs, or tweet us using the hashtag #EONLoveIs. The more creative, the better!
- STEP 3—Check our social channels on Friday, February 24th to see if you or your team won.
Up next, check back on Friday, February 17th for workplace exercise tips!