Merely anticipating a laugh decreases stress hormones and increases happy ones, studies show. cue up a youtube clip of The show when you’re feeling frazzled.
make a new Playlist any music you enjoy is more relaxing than silence, research shows. tunes can ease muscle tension and slow down brain waves, adds Frank Lipman, md, founder of be Well. go acoustic: slow songs with a low pitch are most relaxing of all (search 60 bpm on spotify for playlists).