Discover my favorite 5 extensions to relax during a long day at work. You will listen to peaceful background sounds, take a break, drink tea and more! Go to to install the extensions!

5 Free Extensions You Need To Relax At Work


Discover my favorite 5 extensions to relax during a long day at work. You will listen to peaceful background sounds, take a break, drink tea and more! Go to to install the extensions!

Work can be stressful. You may have toxic coworkers, a lot of projects to work on within a limited time, a stressful manager, hours of commute, or other reasons to be stressed at work.

In the 5 AM myth article, I talked about how I changed my schedule to avoid traffic in the morning and afternoon. Doing this changed my life. I am in such a better mood when I arrive in the office. I feel rested and ready to start the day on a happy note!

Today, I am going to share with you tools to help you relax and unwind during the day. If you spend most of your day behind a computer you will love this article!

1. Noisli

Noisli is a really cool extension that will let you listen to sounds helping you to relax and be more productive. What I love is that you can create your own combos or use the preset created by Noisli.

The extension offers a big variety of sounds to create your perfect background noise:

  • Rain
  • Thunderstorm
  • Wind
  • Forest
  • Leaves
  • Water stream
  • Seaside
  • Water
  • Fireplace
  • Summer night
  • Coffee shop
  • Train
  • Fan
  • White noise
  • Pink noise
  • Brown noise

You also have the possibility to select a different volume for each sound. For example, you can drop the volume of the rain and add the coffee shop ambiance to make it feel like you’re inside a coffee on a rainy day!

Noisli offers more cool features:

  • Create and save your combos
  • Share your combos
  • Set a timer
  • Distraction-free text editor with possibility to export

Install Noisli free here.

2. RatherNice

RatherNice will bring a smile to your face. I guarantee it 🙂 The extension will tell you very nice and positive things every time you open a new tab page.

For Example:

  • The glass is always half full, never half empty.
  • You could never disappoint me or anyone else, ever.
  • You’re the closest thing I’ve found to perfect.
  • Jokes are funnier when you tell them to me.
  • I almost forgot to say – thanks for being you.
  • Your friends are really lucky to know you.
  • Your hair is incredible today – way to go.
  • I bet you have a magnificent singing voice.

On top of being cute and funny, I love the simple design it really helps you to focus on the kind words.

RatherNice is a must have to bring positivity in your workday so go install it over here!

3. Grammarly

If you are not using Grammarly yet, your life is about to change!  At least your emails and anything else you write online.

Did you ever send an email and realized too late that there was a huge typo or grammar mistake?

Well, my friend, this free extension is going to make you stop stressing about hitting the send button.

Grammarly will highlight every spelling and grammar mistake on almost every website, including Facebook and Gmail!

So don’t wait and install Grammarly over here.

4. Break Timer

It’s recommended to take a break every 50 to 90 minutes to be able to stay focused on your work.

I like the extension break timer because you can set any interval you want and it will remind you to take a moment for yourself.

I have mine set for 90 minutes work blocks and 15 min break so I can go for a walk outside 🙂

What to do during your break:

  • Get tea
  • Go for a short walk
  • Meditate
  • Go outside and enjoy the feeling of the sun on your skin
  • Eat a fruit
  • Get a massage on a massage chair and listen to relaxing music

I also have a Fitbit charge 2 reminding me to walk 250 steps every hour.

The combination of both break time and the Fitbit charge 2 helps to make sure I stay active during the day and take the time to unwind.

Install Break Timer here

5. Beautiful Tea Timer

I don’t drink coffee but love tea!

My new favorite is Twinings Pure Chamomile Herbal Tea. Studies have shown that chamomile ease anxiety symptoms.

I also just got a new electric kettle that I absolutely love. You can use it at home or in the office to make it more convenient to drink tea anytime you want!

So why should you install the extension Beautiful Tea Timer? Simply because it will let you know how long to keep your tea bag in your cup. If you are like me you always forget about your tea and then it becomes sour.

Beautiful Tea Timer will remind you to remove your tea bag! So go over here to install the extension


How do you relax during your workday? Share your tips in the comments!

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Go to to install Noisli, RatherNice, Grammarly, Break Timer and Beautiful Tea Timer for free!

Further Reading


Julie was diagnosed with anxiety and depression during the summer of 2016 and have since been fighting mental health stigmas by bringing awareness on the subject and sharing tips to help people become happier. Read Julie’s inspiring story, “My Journey Into Acknowledging The Depression.” Feel free to send a message to Julie here.

  • Lisa Villaume

    March 23, 2017 at 8:11 am Reply

    Just installed Break Timer – think this will be a great one to use at work. Thanks for the recommendation!
    Lisa Villaume | Career, Finance + Office Style Tips

    • Julie

      March 23, 2017 at 8:29 am Reply

      I’m so happy you installed break timer! You’ll see it’s going to be good for your mental health and productivity!!

      What are you planning to do during your break?

      • Lisa Villaume

        March 29, 2017 at 8:25 am Reply

        Normally I get up and have a walk around, take a deep breath, stretch, watch a funny YouTube video.

  • Jan Tucker

    March 23, 2017 at 12:57 pm Reply

    I like to do Chigong to relax during the day. It’s a Chinese energy healing modality similar to Tai Chi and acupuncture (it removes blockages in your energy channels). There are some wonderful routines for relaxation and re-balancing your entire body, your internal organs, and your mind. I love tea, too, but if I drank chamomile during the day, I think it might make me too weary. 🙂 I drink it before bed and it helps me sleep. I will try some of your extensions. Thanks for the tips, Julie!

    • Julie

      March 23, 2017 at 1:47 pm Reply

      I’ve never heard of Chigong before do you need to take classes to learn about it how can you follow videos online?

      It sounds really interesting!

  • wysman64

    May 28, 2017 at 2:05 am Reply

    I like the sound of theses but What are Extensions?

    • Julie

      July 16, 2017 at 5:11 pm Reply

      Hi There, extensions are like apps that add features to your browser. For example, Grammarly will highlight in red every writing mistakes you might make while typing online.

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