Knock Out Your Stress, Not Your Coworkers

Here are Some Cute Products to Distract You.


Just talking about burnout makes us burnt out, but pressure and toxic work environments are almost inevitable wherever you go. You’re the best person to speak up for you when it comes to your mental and physical health—and stress definitely negatively impacts both. Are you walking around the office on Friday avoiding eye contact and all social encounters? Do you sprint out of your chair at 5 p.m. on the dot?


We understand and want to share our little secret for creating a little joy amid the chaos. We can't promise NO stress, but we can put a little positive spin on the view from your cubicle! Here are six products to keep at your desk to instantly perk you up:


Remember lava lamps? This is the grown-up version.



It’s half person, half plant.

people plant



Because everyone wants to bring their pets to work.

post it kitty



For every document you can’t throw-out in front of your co-workers.

useless folders


Because hitting your coworkers is frowned upon.

desktop punching bag



Because your elbows need love too!

elbow mat


At the end of the day, how you manage your stress is up to you. Do you need to go punch a heavy bag with your trainer? Or drink your bartender out of whiskey? Whatever helps you de-stress be sure to do it, and do it often! Keep a clear mind and your eyes on your goals are the first steps in achieving them. Clean off your desk, surround yourself with things that make you feel joy, rid yourself of the negative attitudes in the office, and concentrate on yourself. 


Marie Kondō, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, says

Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle.”

Last Updated: May 24, 2017
About the author

Cally Martin

Callan is a social media loving, blog writing, event planning freelancer who believes in the power of the oxford comma. Originally from America’s high-five (Michigan), she’s been in Austin since 2015 and doesn’t plan on moving anytime soon. When not attached to WiFi, she can be found running around the lake or drinking mimosas at brunch.