Desktop stress relief for me means change the thought to change the feeling when I am at my desk. Most of us think that all of our thinking happens in our head, which is not true. There are neurons all over our body, with strong concentrations in your heart and gut, so you do some thinking there too.
I am sure you have heard of a gut feeling right?
Heart thinking is affiliative and cooperative, which makes it a perfect choice for desktop stress relief.
Take a look at the video below for a different kind of stress relief.
There is not a human alive who has not thought of doing that kind of desktop stress relief.
However, while it is momentarily satisfying, the consequence generally defeats the purpose going to work.
A more efficient tool might be to use Heartmath, which is a program you can install on your desktop.
I have been using Heartmath as a tool for my anger management and domestic violence clients since 2001, because the desk top display really bring home the connection between thinking and feeling and breathing and how fast we humans change internally, even though nothing has changed externally.
That internal change of thoughts happens somewhere between 1/45th second to 1/18th second, depending on who you read, and either speed is significantly faster than I can blink my eyes, which happens in about 1/10th second.
So I need to be in the habit of managing my heart rate variability frequently, which can be done by downloading and practicing the Heartmath program a few times.
Once you learn the freeze frame tool you will be able to cue the affiliative and cooperative heart rate variability on any given heart beat because it is a biofeedback process which you learn and recall.
Here is a link to the Heartmath store and a video link.