Mondays can be hard and stressful, yes. But so can Tuesdays, Wednesdays and any other working day. Because, in the end, it doesn’t matter what day it is, if you have work piling up on your desk (or desktop, for that matter).
So how can you get rid of your tension and stress in your short break of 15 minutes? Easy: breathe. Yes, yes, you may laugh and say “gee, thanks, if i wasn’t already breathing, i would be dead by now”. I mean breath through your nose, your pores, take deep breaths and allow your mind to be free.
So what if your break is only 15 minutes long? Studies have shown that simply by taking deep breaths (inhale for 5 seconds, hold for 4 and then exhale for 6 seconds, for example – this is the rythm that I found that works best for me) you help your brain manage stress, anxiety, lower your blood pressure and actually grow! Yes, you read that right (for more information about that you can read this article >> http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2013/05/14/breathing-and-your-brain-five-reasons-to-grab-the-controls/ )
So, on your next break, use your 15 minutes to just breathe. I can guarantee you’ll feel better 🙂