Studies say that when you pet your dog/ cat even for just a few minutes, your body releases feel-good hormones like serotonin and prolactin and also decreases the amount of the damaging stress hormones.
Living in constantly messy surroundings brings on unwanted anxiety. Therefore, experts say you need to de-clutter to de-stress. A space that is uncluttered can feel satisfying and soothing.
Put on your favourite music or TV show in the background, make a list of all that needs to be done, and get down working. Not only will you burn calories and get your work down, you won’t be tired and stressed out at the end of it.
Researchers say that the vitamin C present in orange juice can actually help you manage stress better because it lowers levels of stress hormones like cortisol.
Turn up the radio and start singing. No matter how bad you think you are, studies show that singing can actually make you feel happier and feel less stressed.
One of the best ways to beat stress is to exercise. It helps your body produce endorphins that make you feel good.
Having sex is actually a great way to ease stress because it lowers blood pressure, boosts self-esteem as well as increases feelings of intimacy with your partner.
Invest in some lavender or rosemary scents and take a deep whiff. If you prefer not to use scents, practice the act of deep breathing regularly. This sends oxygen surging through your bloodstream, helping to calm down and beat stress.