1) Bring Some Music Into Your Life
Having the right type of mood is essential for your inner peace and a big part of that is the music that you hear. Always have your favorite music on a playlist so you can listen to it a moment’s notice. What happens if all you have is heavy metal and screamo on your iPod? More than likely, even though they are your favorites, they are not going to give you a relaxed vibe. It is best to try the song “weightless” by Marconi Union to fully chill out. You will be surprised at how this song can make you feel!
2) Indulge In Dark Chocolate
While we are not advocating going on a dark chocolate binge – a few morsels is a guaranteed pick up. Dark chocolate is filled to the brim with antioxidants which stimulate the brain with beta-endorphins making you feel on top of the world! According to the national bestseller, The De-Stress Diet, only 40 grams will make you feel unstoppable.
3) Bring On The Gum
For a quick way to relieve some stress, try chewing a few sticks of your favorite chewing gum. Believe it or not, there is a science behind the method. As we chew, the action helps to reduce the amount of the stress hormone, cortisol, which is found in the saliva. Therefore, the more you chew, the better your mood becomes.
4) Find A Dog – Any Dog
Dogs have an incredible ability to calm human beings down. They reduce the amount of anxiety we are feeling as well as lowering the blood pressure. Of course, you will be in situations where you cannot cuddle a puppy. For moments like those, you want to have a small picture of an adorable pup on your phone or even sit down and watch some puppy videos on YouTube
5) Get Back With Nature
Finding the time to enjoy nature is an excellent way to decompress and feel good about simply being alive again. It can be something as quick as simply stepping outside and enjoying a fresh breeze or watching the clouds roll by. Sitting outside near the sound of water can really help. These outdoor fountains from Outdoor Fountain Pros are famed to be beneficial in this relaxing regard.
6) Open Up Your Nose
If you are looking for a super quick way to pick up your spirits, you don’t have to go much further than some essential oils. All that is required is to place a little on your wrist or a handkerchief and sniff away. While it may look odd to your coworkers your mood will be lifting upward. While any oil typically works well, lavender, citrus, and jasmine seem to have the best effect on getting rid of stress.
7) Simply Breathe
Many times it is the simplest things in life that can have the greatest impact, such as deep breathing. If you want to relax almost instantly try this simple exercise: breathe in for a count of five, hold it for five, and slowly exhale all the stress in your body for five. Repeat this five times when needed and your body will feel new and refreshed. As you get use to the exercise and feel comfortable doing it, feel free to increase the number of breaths you take or for how long you hold them.