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6 Things You Can Do To Take Your Mind Off Work Stress

Don’t let stress control you. You’re the boss of your own mind.
06 Apr 2020, 10:00 AM
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6 things you can do to take your mind off work stress

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It’s universal knowledge that even when you have a job you really enjoy, once in a while you’ll find yourself stressed out… especially when you also have a pandemic to worry about.

The effects of stress aren’t pretty: from mood swings, loss of appetite (or an increase of appetite), and tension headaches.

So, what can you do to keep your mind off work, if that’s causing you stress? We have some ideas:

#1 Play with your pets

Your cat trying to get you to pay attention to them? Do it! Pets lower your blood pressure, increase your cardiovascular health, and makes you feel less lonely after a hard day at work.

#2 Bond with your family members

Take some time to catch up with your family members—plan an activity together, whether it’s a family dinner or a morning jog at the park.

#3 Meditate using an app

Apps like Headspace (which is free!) give you instructions on how to meditate. From breathing techniques to motivational sounds, all you have to do is put on your earphones and ‘be in the zone’.

#4 Put on some music and exercise!

If you’re not used to exercising, don’t worry—it doesn’t mean you have to run a marathon right way or lift weights. It can be as easy as walking around the house, or even doing simple stretches.

#5 Squeeze a stress ball

Relieve your work stress by getting yourself a stress ball. It’s convenient—since you can carry it around! Stress balls can help with concentration, blood pressure and anxiety, among other things.

#6 Keep yourself entertained

One of our favourite ways to de-stress from work 😉. Keep work thoughts aside when you watch your favourite shows, like the latest K-dramas featuring your favourite oppa 😍.  

And now, you can de-stress with your favourite entertainment for as low as RM99 a month (with savings up to RM840!) by subscribing to Astro & Broadband.

Astro & Broadband is a two-in-one pack that gives you access to Astro AND Maxis broadband with greater savings. Plus, you get to enjoy a one-month broadband fee waiver if you sign-up online.

6 things you can do to take your mind off work stress

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Customise your Astro packs based on your needs, as well as internet speeds, which start from 30Mpbs to 800Mbps, and best of all, unlimited data! No more interruptions and wondering if you’re going overboard—now you can stream to your heart’s content.

And with a superfast broadband speed of up to 800Mbps, you’ll get to destress by playing your favourite online games too. Just make sure you’re not playing it during office hours.

6 things you can do to take your mind off work stress

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You also get to make the most out of your Astro & Broadband by using the FREE Astro GO. Like a TV in your pocket, you get to stream via up to four devices anytime, anywhere! Plus, enjoy 50,000 videos on demand. Forget waiting for your favourite shows to air—connect, take your pick and watch any time.

And if you’ve got an Astro Ultra Box, even better! It’ll allow you to do cloud-recording, and marvel at the clarity of 4K entertainment.

6 things you can do to take your mind off work stress

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Worried you’ll run out of connection? We have even better news: you get better Wi-Fi coverage—wherever you are with Mesh Wi-Fi—for FREE with the 500 Mbps and 800Mbps bundle packs.

Click here for more info.

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