It was Everybody Deserves a Massage Week, so we helped you take a minute for yourself each day with these tips to beat stress.
If you’ve never had a massage, they’re a great way to relax, relieve muscle tension, and help your immune and digestive systems.
Grab some gum. It’s been shown to relieve anxiety and stress and improve alertness while multitasking.
Watch a viral video, comedy special, or your favorite rom-com. Laughter can lower stress hormones, reduce inflammation in the arteries, and increase good cholesterol.
Unplug from your technology, turn off your phone, and shut off the news. Taking a break can genuinely help you beat stress.
Eat a square of chocolate, suck on a peppermint, or sip on hot chocolate. Sweets can stem the production of the stress hormone.
Try a stress-relieving yoga routine. It’s great exercise, and you’ll feel refreshed and calm afterward.
Learn to knit, cross-stitch, or sew. Repetitive motions have been shown to help sooth anxiety.