Coffee breaks help relieve workplace stress

Want a break from work? Share this article with your boss. If you often feel better after taking a break with co-workers, you now have science to back you up.

New research published in Symbolic Interaction found that taking coffee breaks with co-workers relieves stress in employees.

The study evaluated a group of public workers in Denmark who underwent a recent merger. The group took coffee breaks, where they shared their opinions and frustrations about work. This outlet helped reduce employees’ stress about their jobs and the merger--although, the study also noted it can be harder for a newcomer to enter into these social circles.

So go ahead and vent with your office buddies, it’s good for both you and the company.

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