10 creative ways to quickly relieve stress

We get rid of stress and restore inner balance in a matter of minutes. 10 proven ways!

Brush hair

Comb your hair for 10 minutes. It doesn’t matter how long they are. Monotonous, repetitive actions calm you and help you focus on the moment. This daily ritual also stimulates blood vessels and relaxes the facial muscles.

Eat banana

There are a number of foods that can lift your mood and get rid of negative thoughts quickly. For example, banana contains the amino acid tryptophan. When it is absorbed by the body, it turns into the “hormone of happiness” serotonin. Oily fish also helps to maintain a good mood. It contains beneficial omega-3 acids that have a positive effect on the functioning of the brain and nervous system.

Walk up the stairs

When you are angry or angry, take yourself a 30-second run up and down the stairs at a steady pace. This exercise will increase the flow of oxygen to the brain, and it will become easier for you to manage your emotions.

Self-massage of the face

Feel for strategic points on your face: between the eyebrows, under the nose and under the lower lip. Massage them regularly for 20-30 seconds. After such a light massage, you will feel calm and energized.

Rub your palms

An easy way to quickly release tension is to rub your palms together vigorously until they get hot. In a few seconds, you will feel vigorous and uplifted. It is also effective to rub your ears well.

Arrange cleaning

Putting things in order and putting things in place will help you cope with anxiety and chaotic thoughts. Everything is ingeniously simple: we unconsciously transfer the external order to the internal sense of self. Such an entertaining psychological effect.

Colorize pictures

Coloring pictures for a few minutes quickly relaxes and clarifies thoughts. If you are very busy with work, take short breaks and enjoy your creativity. Felt-tip pens and colored pencils will help you finish your work on time without feeling nervous.

Funny pictures and videos of animals

Watching funny pictures and videos of animals can also help you relax. According to research by scientists, such an activity not only improves mood, but also enhances brain activity.


Smells are strongly associated with emotions. You’ve probably heard of emotional memory? It is helpful to always have on hand fragrances that you associate with the moments of happiness and joy you have experienced. Inhale pleasant scents when you feel tired and exhausted. This will help tone yourself up and tune in to a positive wave.

Breathe deeply

Breathe deeply when stressed. This will help you quickly lower your blood pressure and feel calm. Breathe in as deeply as possible: as you inhale, your belly should slowly inflate. In this case, the chest should not change its position. The beauty of this exercise is that it can be done discreetly even in the most crowded office.