Stress less by using your mind’s eye
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.