Just exercise a little. Say, by going for a 10-minute walk or biking around the neighborhood. A study in Human Resource Management found regular exercisers are better at handling work-life conflicts, compared to people who slack off on fitness. Because exercise is proven to lower stress, which in turn “empowers” us to tackle tough tasks at work and at home. That means, the next time the boss dumps extra work on your desk, you’ll be less likely to feel overwhelmed if you’ve carved out at least a few minutes a day for exercise.