6. Wash and dry your hands regularly.
Washing your hands with soap and water gets rids of germs and drying off prevents the spread of bacteria, and is one of the most effective ways to prevent infection. Just make sure you are doing it the right way.
7. Buy a plant.
Is your office kind of drab? Bringing plants into the office can make you feel happier at work, according to study that monitored the effects of plants on two large commercial offices in the UK and The Netherlands.
8. Meditate for about 30 minutes a day.
At least a dozen executives swear by the relaxing technique. Research suggests that meditation can help you handle stress, improve memory and awareness, and lower blood pressure. One study found that people who meditated for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, for a month (11 hours total) saw changes in a part of the brain involved in self-regulation.
9. Read a book.
Expand your knowledge, reduce stress, and briefly cut ties with the internet. A small 2012 study found that reading about someone else’s awe-inspiring experience made people more satisfied, less stressed, and more willing to volunteer than other people.
10. Go to bed at the same time every day, even on weekends.
When you go to bed and wake up at a different time during the week and on weekends, it can lead to a phenomenon called social jet lag, which can throw off your body’s natural sleep schedule.