Give these total-body de-stressors a whirl.
MENTAL NOTES If a first-class ticket to Ibiza isn’t in the cards now that you’ve re-upped your fallshoe game, you can still bring a little bit of that Balearic chill into your life by streaming tunes from cafedelmar.fm or by downloading the monthly digital playlist, both of which are intended to put you in a sunset-viewing state of mind. Café del Mar, Ibiza’s original sunset bar, is an impossibly gorgeous spot known as much for its beautiful people and picturesque views as its stress-reducing beats. When was the last time you watched the sun go down and went to a Britney-with-an-umbrella place? We thought so.
DEEP BREATH “Meditation helps to reset the stress response,” says Donielle Wilson, a naturopathic doctor and the author of The Stress Remedy. “When your brain perceives something stressful—whether it’s a major crisis or simply a change in routine—it triggers the production of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin.” Elevated cortisol can negatively affect your digestion, immune system, nervous system and hormones, “all of which can lead to skin issues.” If a lottery win—and the carefree jet-set life that it offers—isn’t in your future, you can cost-effectively lower your cortisol levels by meditating for at least 15 minutes a day.