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Support someone else: Supporting others can also give you valuable insight for how to redress your issues.

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Play games. Board games, cards and even online/video games (in moderation!) can be a really effective way of relaxing.

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Keep calm and kiss: Kissing can lower anxiety as well as generally improving your mood through an increase of serotonin and endorphins in the brain.

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Meditate: Create a little zen den in your room where you can meditate for example light candles and incense, play calming music.

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Dancing may also help express emotions and experiences that are difficult to communicate in words alone so go dance like no one is watching!

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Eat banana. Stress can also leave us feeling depleted but bananas give you a replenishing energy boost that will get you swinging from the trees again.

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Go Stargazing. Laying down and watching a starry night is not only awesome but it increases your brain alpha waves which rapidly enables you to relax.

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Keeping a diary. Writing can be both insightful and therapeutic so get those words down on paper!

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Watch cute animals on youtube, the power of cute! Watching our furry friends doing their thing can help reduce your stress levels and lift your mood.

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Meditate: Reaching a meditative state takes practice but there are some great tips for beginners online.

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Light some incense. Scents like Sandalwood and Sage can help calm anxieties and aid relaxation and make your room smell wonderful!

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Stay Silly. Be playful. Studies have consistently highlighted the importance of play for helping manage stress throughout our lives.

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Watch something funny. Laughter really is the best medicine. It relieves physical tension, reduces stress and increases immunity.

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Have a hug. Hugging increases serotonin levels which are linked to happiness and releases oxytocin which lowers stress hormones like cortisol.

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Get a Colouring Book: colouring in helps you chill out because it is very difficult to focus on other things when you are doing it.

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Turn up the music and dance. Combining music and dance can help build self-esteem, lift your mood and reduce anxiety.

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Keeping a diary. Venting all those thoughts and emotions onto paper can make your feelings and problems seem less intimidating.

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Visit a free museum or gallery. Cultural centers provide a safe haven of positive distraction, reduce tension and inspire our creativity too.

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Try the Naam Yoga Hand Trick. Using your fingertips, apply pressure to the space between the knuckles of your index and middle fingers.

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Support someone else. Moving your attention outside yourself can help take the pressure of stressors in your own life.