8 Simple Ways to Chill out ...

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If you often feel stressed with a seemingly never ending to-do list, you’ve got to check out these eight easy ways to chill out!

There are so many quick and simple things you can do to calm yourself that I’d feel guilty not sharing these tips with you guys!

Keep on reading for eight easy ways to chill out and add some more fun and balance to your life!

1. Call Someone

Try dialing up a friend, your sister or mom as one of the ways to chill out.

Hearing a friendly and familiar voice when you’re feeling stressed can help you get your mind off of things and just enjoy a good laugh or conversation for a few minutes.

Psychology Today found that connecting with a friend or sharing a laugh with someone has been shown to help lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

2. Breathe Deep

We hear a lot about the benefits of deep breathing and personally, I think it’s worth all the hype!

Taking slow, deep breaths can really help to calm you down, relax your body and just feel better overall!

Try diaphragmatic breathing, where you breathe from your belly rather than your chest.

This type of breathing is known to help people remain calm when feeling short of breath and can help those with anxiety.

3. Take a Nap

Taking a nap is a great way to relax as well as lower your blood pressure and heart rate.2

I’m not suggesting that you engage in full on snooze session at your desk, but if you can sneak in a nap on one of your breaks in your car or at home, it can help you to feel calmer.

Dr.

Sarah Conklin from Allegheny College reports that people perceive their environment to be less threatening when they’re better rested.

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