Lavender oil and chamomile might not be tequila, but they still work wonders.
Let's say its 11 AM on your average work day. So far, you've managed to oversleep, forget your wallet at home (which you only realized upon reaching to pay your cab driver) and leave a trail of dry shampoo in your hair, which came to your attention, of course, after greeting several co-workers. You have what feels like approximately one million unread emails, and an inevitably awkward mid-afternoon coffee with that one friend of a friend constantly on you for miscellaneous favors. In lieu of keeping a flask at your desk, may we suggest a little essential oil?
Okay, so a calming combo of lavender and chamomile isn't quite the equivalent of tequila, but unless your workplace endorses deskside drinking, your options are likely limited. And so we've rounded up a few of our favorite stress solutions. Keep them handy in your desk drawer, apply a little on your wrists and temples and breathe deep the next time you have to press 'Send' on an especially anxiety-inducing email.
Okay, so this isn't quite an aromatherapy oil. So sue us. There's something about huffing the essence from these tiny black and white bottles that immediately calms us. For best results, apply while chanting your new mantra, "What would the Olsens do? What would the Olsens do?"