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

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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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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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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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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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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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Meditate: Meditation can help ease anxiety and improve concentration, so peace out.

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

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

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

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