Feeling stressed out at work? Here are 6 ways to be more calm in the office.

Life is stressful.

You have bills, bulges and bad days.

The team at Mamamia has been googling furiously to try and find out the best ways our readers can find yogi-master levels of inner peace.

1. Power posing. 

Psychologist Amy Cuddy says that standing in a pose of confidence – even when we don’t feel confident – can affect our testosterone and cortisol levels.

Pop your hands on your hips, do your best impression of a boy band star and feel in control.

2. Snacking.

Look, we're not suggesting you start slipping donuts onto your fingers but indulging in a tasty treat can give you that boost you know you need.

3. Meditation.

Meditation isn't about crossing your legs and hoping the person next to you can't smell your feet. You can reduce your stress by taking a moment to rest, reflect and re-organise your mind.

4. Exercise.

Exercise is one of our most powerful combatants against built-up stress. Star jumps may not be office-appropriate but taking a brief walk around the floor or outside in the sun will do wonders for your busy mind.

Snacking for the win.

5. Laughter. 

Studies show people who laugh most heartily show the biggest drops in stress level.

Laughter really is the best medicine.

6. Affection. 

A small sign of affection can go along way for your mental and physical health - even the act of a hand on the shoulder can convey feelings of support and shared strength.

You can't control how much stress pours into your life but you can control how it pours out.

So stop, sit and nip those nasty days into something nice.