Simple Steps to Relieve Stressed Nerves

Calm down with these simple tricks and feel relaxed throughout your busy day.


  • Take a break and listen to some relaxing music. Playing peaceful music may reduce cortisol levels and lower blood pressure. Calm music is good for the body and the brain.
  • Sniff an orange. It may sound strange, but studies have shown that the scent of a peeled orange can improve mood swings and drastically reduce stress.
  • Take a few steps, and breath. Exercise is known to increase energy and release endorphins that support a happy mood, but we don’t always have time for a full-blown workout whenever we’re feeling stressed.
    Try this: Inhale as you take four steps forward. Then, exhale for another four steps. Repeat for at least three minutes.
  • Dab a little water and cool off. Tons of veins run through areas behind your ears and on your wrists. Dab some cool water on these areas to support relaxation throughout the entire body.
  • Watch some funny YouTube videos. The act of laughing releases mood-improving endorphins and decreases levels of stress-causing hormones cortisol and adrenaline.
  • Hang out with a furry friend; or, just get a dog. Studies suggest that pet owners are more likely to be less stressed. Furry companions can offer many health benefits for humans.

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