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14 Scientific Ways To Relieve Stress
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1. Breath deeply.
Deep breathing activates the body's relaxation response instead of the fight-or-flight response.

2. Slowly expose yourself to the things you are afraid of.
"Exposure therapy" involves gradually getting more comfortable with anything from public speaking to petting a dog, and it can improve the way you relate to your fears.

3. Recognise when you are succumbing to "misplaced" anxiety.
Fear about one thing in your life can spill over into other parts of your life. Try to decide whether your fears have anything to do with the experience at hand.

4. Work out
Exercise helps you calm down by releasing endorphins, boosting your immune system, and increasing body temperature.

5. Reframe anxiety as excitement.
One study found that people who interpreted their physical arousal as excitement instead of nerves were better public speakers and karaoke singers.

6. Look at the big picture
Make a list of things that are troubling you and an equally long list of the things going well. It helps prevent you from just thinking about the negatives.

7. Recognise that at the moment you are doing okay.
Our survival instincts make us constantly fearful, protecting us from ever completely letting our guard down. Understand that your brain is telling you something bad may happen in the future - but not right now.

8. Trivialise tasks.
Try to always think of yourself as playing if something goes wrong, you can just try again or try it in some other way

9. Affirm your core values.
Before a challenging situation, think about a core value - like family or career success - and then write about why it is important to you. It will help you remember what you as an individual have to bring to the table.

10. Help others
Hold a door open or help your kid with their schoolwork. When people help others, they experience less of the negative emotions that stressful events usually trigger in them

11. Drink coffee regularly
A study on mice suggests that coffee can help us deal with stressful situations.

12. Practice mindfulness mediation
Train your brain to focus on present instead of anxieties about the future or regrets about the past. The practice can help you manage anxiety, depression, and pain

13. Talk to yourself
In one study, students who used the pronoun "you" or their own name, instead of "I", before a public-speaking exercise were more successful.

14. Embrace the potential advantages of stress
Psychologists say that stress can be a sign that your life is meaningful. Plus, thinking about the positive effects of stress can improve your physiological response to a challenging situation.
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