Tip #1: Swear! Apparently someone smart did a study which showed that swearing helps reduce stress levels. My recommendation is to just make sure no one can hear you when you do it!
Tip #2: Eat Fish Oil -- Omega 3 acids not only help make your hair shiny, but also help with stress. You can get omega 3 from fish, nuts, or flax seeds. If you choose to eat flax seeds make sure you grind them up first or else you won’t be able to digest them. Omega 3 fatty acids also come in pill form (aka fish oil), although I personally think it is always better to get nutrients from their natural source whenever possible.
Tip #3: Eat dark chocolate. I love this tip as I am a huge dark chocolate fan. You can eat Trader Joes Chocolate Wedges, a Dagoba tasting square, chocolate covered cocoa nibs, or figamajig bites.
Tip #4: Massage your hoku. I had never heard of my hoku before. Apparently a hoku is the fleshy area between our thumb and our index fingers. Rubbing it for about half a minute is supposed to help with upper-body tension. This tip doesn't work for me unfortunately, but hopefully it will work for you.
Tip #5: Lean back at a 135 degree angle and stretch. I love this one!
Tip #6: Eat some garlic. Garlic contains allicin which is believed to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Garlic is great in spaghetti sauce, salsa, on a home-made english muffin pizza, or even in a low calorie quesadilla.
Tip #7: Drink some tea. I drink a lot of tea! I think it is a delicious and healthy way to postpone lingering hunger during the day at work. My favorite kind is Good Earth Tea. It has a really strong sweet taste and is delicious.
Tip #8: Laugh! Find something funny on the Internet to read or watch and just let go. It is really good for you and your stress.
Tip #9: "Do It" -- I don't need to say much about this other than that it is really good for both you and your partner. This activity reduces stress and also increases longevity. If this is not an option, then going to the gym is a good alternative as well.
I hope you found this helpful.
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