We could all use some more relaxation, especially on a Monday!! But it's difficult to find the time and space to relax, and then once you are relaxed how do you stay relaxed?!!


Well if any of that sounds like you, then I have something to help! Here's 4 ways to relax (simple ways!) in just 30 seconds... may not seem like a lot but it can really change your mood!

1. Laugh - Studies have shown it releases tension, reduces blood pressure, and can even lower your blood sugar levels.

2. Eat an orange (or anything else with vitamin C) - Which mostly means other types of fruit, like blueberries or strawberries. Studies have found foods that are high in vitamin C can lower your blood pressure and calm you down.

3. Go outside - Nature helps you relax, even if it's just a tree-lined street. A study in 2010 showed that walking around in fresh air can boost your mood in less than five minutes.

4. Walk into another room - A 2011 study at Notre Dame found that when you change your environment, your brain essentially resets itself. So if you're stressed about something, just walk into another room and see if it helps.

It may not completely change your life, but these four simple tricks can definitely improve how you're feeling!!

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