Quick Pick-Me-Ups for Stressful  Days

A Listmania! list by Geri S. Hoekzema "Flights of Fancy" (Vancouver, WA USA)
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The list author says: "Most of the books in this list are quick reads but they pack in a lot of ideas. It's a first-aid kit for those times when it seems every minute of the day is scheduled, plans are going haywire & you're frazzled. Sit down, close your eyes, breathe, and have five good minutes."
Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices to Help You Stay Calm and Focused All Day Long (The Five Good Minutes Series)
1.  Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices to Help You Stay Calm and Focused All Day Long (The Five Good Minutes Series) by Jeffrey Brantley
The list author says:
  "Start here. Even if you can manage only 5-10 minutes before hurtling into the day, these practices will make a difference in how you feel throughout it."
$12.20   Used & New from: $0.01
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Five Good Minutes in the Evening: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Unwind from the Day and Make the Most of Your Night (The Five Good Minutes Series)
2.  Five Good Minutes in the Evening: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Unwind from the Day and Make the Most of Your Night (The Five Good Minutes Series) by Jeffrey Brantley
The list author says:
  "End the day with an exercise or two from this book, especially if you have trouble falling asleep."
$14.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Five Good Minutes at Work: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Relieve Stress and Bring Your Best to Work (The Five Good Minutes Series)
3.  Five Good Minutes at Work: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Relieve Stress and Bring Your Best to Work (The Five Good Minutes Series) by Jeffrey Brantley
The list author says:
  "This is my favorite of the 5 Good Minutes series. It covers such normal workday challenges as competing priorities, negative interactions with customers or colleagues, and simply having too much to do."
$12.46   Used & New from: $0.01
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Office Yoga: Simple Stretches for Busy People
4.  Office Yoga: Simple Stretches for Busy People by Darrin Zeer
The list author says:
  "These are geared mostly towards people who work in sedentary jobs rather than physically strenuous ones, but many of the exercises can be adapted to different physical environments."
$8.96   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Yoga at Work : 10-Minute Yoga Workouts for Busy People
5.  Yoga at Work : 10-Minute Yoga Workouts for Busy People by Miriam Freedman
The list author says:
  "It's surprising how much tired-back relief you can get from only 10 minutes of yoga. Practicing for a few minutes during breaks & odd moments tucked into the day can be just as beneficial as a 45-minute session."
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Acupressure Card Deck: 50 Pressure Points That Alleviate Pain, Ease Stress and Anxiety, and Restore Health
6.  Acupressure Card Deck: 50 Pressure Points That Alleviate Pain, Ease Stress and Anxiety, and Restore Health by Skye Alexander
The list author says:
  "I saw this deck of cards at a friend's house. It's a great idea - just choose which cards address your specific needs, tuck them into your bag or briefcase, and you're set for the day."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Aura Cacia AC Car Diffuser
7.  Aura Cacia AC Car Diffuser by Aura Cacia
The list author says:
  "If you drive to work, you can use this to diffuse essential oil mixtures. Traditional favorites include mint for energizing, lavender for relaxing and lemon for clearing brain-fog. Or try an aromatherapy inhaler, sold in natural foods stores."
$9.00   Used & New from: $6.53
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Mozart for Meditation
8.  Mozart for Meditation by W.A. Mozart
The list author says:
  "Load this onto your MP3. Classical music can help you slow down & relax without getting drowsy."
$7.24   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Cello for Relaxation
9.  Cello for Relaxation by Saint-SaŽns
The list author says:
  "I admit I'm biased - the cello is my favorite instrument - but its deep tones are undeniably calming."
$10.08   Used & New from: $0.63
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Sakura-Japanese Melodies for Flute and Harp
10.  Sakura-Japanese Melodies for Flute and Harp by Rampal
The list author says:
  "Unusual but calming - I get this inner image of cherry blossom petals drifting down like snow."
$8.08   Used & New from: $0.86
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Vegan Lunch Box Around the World: 125 Easy, International Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love!
11.  Vegan Lunch Box Around the World: 125 Easy, International Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will Love! by Jennifer McCann
The list author says:
  "For an energy boost, pack a decently healthy lunch. Even though I'm not vegan myself, I liked this book - lots of easy-to-make ideas."
$14.85   Used & New from: $3.39
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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