1. PLAY SOME RESTFUL MUSIC
The appropriate music has the power to instantly reduce stress. Keep a few songs that you know will make you feel good on your phone so you can quickly put on your headphones and unwind. Unsure about what makes you feel relaxed? Soft songs are the most unwinding music ever, claims a recent study. Worth trying!
2. GET THE (DARK) CHOCOLATE OUT
Of course, everything is in moderation, but this rapid remedy is pure chemistry. Dark chocolate, one of our favorite superfoods, releases happy chemicals called beta-endorphins in the brain as well as is loaded with antioxidants.
3. BITE GUM
According to research, chewing gum helps sharpen your focus, which in turn lowers stress. The underlying science? The chewing process lowers salivary levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which improves mood.
4. Pet the dog
The benefits of animal therapy include lowering blood pressure and reducing anxiety, and you can quickly fall asleep thanks to them.
5. GO OUT INTO THE NATURE
You can recover from stressful events more quickly, regain mental clarity, and feel better overall by engaging with nature. It only takes a brief peek out the window at the greenery around you, or if you have some time, step outside and take in Mother Nature’s positive energy
6. Your smell is aware.
A small bottle of your preferred essential oil is one of the most practical pick-me-up items you can have in your backpack or desk drawer. With just a few sniffs, you’ll be well on your way to feeling terrific. Dab a few drops on a solid shirt for men or even your wrist. Any oil will work, but according to naturopaths, citrus, lavender, or jasmine offer the quickest stress-relieving effects.
7. Inhale and exhale deeply
Deep breathing calms the body and the mind, especially when the exhale is prolonged, which is known to have calming benefits. Try this simple relaxation technique: take a deep breath in while counting to five, hold it for five, and then gently let it out while counting to five once more. Continue five times.
8. SMILE OR AT LEAST LAUGH
The benefits of forced laughter are the same as those of genuine laughter, so force out some “ha ha ha’s” to reduce stress hormones and lower blood pressure for an immediate high. You might use a simple smile to make yourself appear calmer. And my preferred way is to dress up with favorite stylish shirts for men, and make my smile reflect in the mirror!
9. GET SOME REST.
This advice is not just for kids; it also has great benefits for grownups. Find a quiet area where you may be by yourself and free from interruptions wherever you are. In the worst-case situation, visit the restroom. You’ll feel calmer and more at ease in a matter of minutes, and you’ll be prepared to handle any challenge.
10. SQUEEZE AN CITRUS
Make sure you consume at least one citrus or an orange or tangerine daily and keep one on hand for an instant calm down. Vitamin C helps lower blood pressure and stress hormones. If you’re going through a particularly difficult time, you may want to consider taking a daily Vitamin C pill.
11. MUSIC AND DANCING
No matter how skilled you are, singing and dancing have been shown in studies to improve self-esteem and self-image, which immediately increases feelings of calm. While dancing helps you burn calories and raises your consciousness, singing helps you relax your jaw, encourages emotional expression, and helps you face your anxieties and frustrations. So enjoy your favorite music whenever and wherever you can by turning it on.