The workplace can be a stressful environment for most professions. Work-related stress can result in poor performance, job dissatisfaction, and missed workdays.
One field that struggles constantly with job-related stress is health care, especially for those who work in surgical Intensive Care Units (ICU).
The word “intensive” is practically a synonym for the word “stress”.
Here is a crazy experiment: give these ICU workers one hour off in the middle of their workday to meditate, perform yoga, enjoy relaxing music, and watch soothing ASMR videos – then see if that helps their stress.
Well, one team of researchers almost did that exact experiment and just published the results in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.