With increasing workloads, varied work, colleagues in multiple timezones and devices pinging all around us, it’s no wonder we’re a more stressed workforce than any before. We need simple ways to decompress. Breathing is the simplest. If you feel your mind buzzing with too many things and it’s spinning out of control… focus on your breath and try to slow your breathing down a little. Just 90 seconds can be enough to get you out of the cycle of automatic negative responses and the resulting physiological reactions. Better still, find 10-15 minutes a day to meditate. Amongst many other things, meditation helps us to gain better control of our mental meanderings and leads to happier, more useful and more productive thoughts. Try the Headspace app.