Stress less by us­ing your mind’s eye

Woman's World - - News -

You know that es­cap­ing to a beloved out­door spot can help you feel in­stantly more re­laxed, but did you know that sim­ply

imag­in­ing that same place can bring sim­i­lar ben­e­fits? A Korean study found that reg­u­larly prac­tic­ing guided im­agery by imag­in­ing the sights, sounds and smells of your happy place can re­duce your stress lev­els by as much as 36%.

The why: Re­searchers the­o­rize that sim­ply pic­tur­ing a peace­ful space tricks your brain into think­ing you’re ac­tu­ally there, which trig­gers the pro­duc­tion of stress­damp­en­ing hor­mones.

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