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Keep calm and kiss. Kissing increases levels of the love hormone, oxytocin, which relaxes us whilst decreasing the stress hormone, cortisol.

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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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Squeeze a stress ball. Using a stress ball can help alleviate tension by promoting muscle relaxation and providing a general sense of release.

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

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

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

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Play games: Fun games can trigger the release of endorphins and can help shift your attention away from stress.

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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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A spoonful of honey. Mother nature is delicious treat has compounds that reduce inflammation in the brain which can help improve a low mood.

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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. This creates a sense of immediate relaxation by activating a nerve that loosens the area around your heart.

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Stay Silly. Goofing around is good for us so bring out the lego, pull ugly faces and dance in the rain shamelessly!

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Have a banana. When we are stressed out our blood pressure tends to rise but the potassium found in bananas can help to regulate this.

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Many people find baking stress relieving and adding decorative touches to your creation can give you a sense of pride and also boost your self esteem

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