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Turn off gadgets. Turning off your smart phone and stepping away from the TV or laptop now and again can have a calming effect, and new research about the health effects of phones seems to be showing that spending
Try herbal concoctions. Whether just inhaling their odor or drinking them in tea, certain herbs can have a powerful effect on calming us down. Chamomile has long been used as a bedtime cocktail for insomniacs, as have valerian and mel
Smell jasmine. For eons people have suspected that some smells can impact brain chemistry, but scientists were at pains to find incontrovertible proof. Well, now they have it: Pure jasmine is
Jump up and down. Doing something physical in the middle of your day is one of the best ways to distress because it boosts energy and circulation—not to mention mood. If you can’t take a brisk walk, lock yourself in the ba
Learn to breathe. Many experts believe that the single most important thing a person can do for their stress is learning to breathe better. Try counti
Get acupuncture. It doesn't matter if it works because the needles are hitting specific points along our meridians or simply because of a powerful placebo effect. The fact is, acupuncture works, and has been relaxing people for mi