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Is the anti-agenda holiday the detox you need? Ismat Tahseen | TNN

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We've all had holidays that are packed to capacity when it comes to sightseeing and eating out. But that's passe. Say hello to a break that's actually putting the brakes on your stress and worries. It's a 'slow holiday' - the anti-vacation which is opposite to the usual rush and frenzy to do more, see more and eat more. Since a holiday is meant to relax and de-stress you, experts are hailing it as the real detox. And folks have been there and tried it...
'We used to end up fatigued while shopping for friends and family'
Andheri-based IT consutant Nishith Mehta and wife Rakhi embarked on the 'nothing to do' break last April and since then they said all their six getaways have been the most rested ever. "Can you imagine not doing anything but lazing by a pool or visiting a city and just stopping by any cafe we like with nothing to tick off from a notebook? That's what our breaks are like now," he says, adding…

While Gurugram has 'anger rooms', Mumbai wants ‘peace rooms’ in offices - Times of India

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When something upsets you at work next time, don't pull your hair out or bang your hand on the keyboard trying to unburden your mental load. Instead, how about walking into a special area in the office where you can fume, rave and throw things about all you like? You'll be forgiven for your 'behaviour' as you're in an anger room. Say hello to this new-age therapeutic tool that lets folks let off steam in a reasonable manner, without any fear of being punished. Such anger rooms or 'rage rooms' are popping up all over the globe and there's a first one in India too, at Gurugram, where one can smash TVs, microwaves, crockery (all junk, of course) and more. In a hyper, stressed-out city like ours, is it high time such cathartic rooms came about?

City mental health experts bat for 'peace rooms' instead


While they agree that therapeutic rooms would work in offices, experts want them minus the idea of breaking things. Says psychia…