De-Stress By Doing Any of These Five THings

Here are five weird things that can make you feel less stressed . . .

  1. Washing the dishes.  A 2014 study found that people who practiced being mindful while washing dishes . . . like by smelling the soap and feeling the water temperature . . . felt more inspired and less nervous after they were done.
  2. De-cluttering your home.  Research suggests that having a cluttered house can cause increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol throughout the day.
  3. Sniffing your partner’s laundry.  A study last year in the“Journal of Personality and Social Psychology” found that just smelling your significant other’s clothes can make you feel calmer.
  4. Exercising in a group.  According to a study in the“Journal of the American Osteopathic Association”, exercising with a group reduced stress about 25% better than working out alone.
  5. Dwelling on your failures.  In a study last year, researchers found that writing about a previous failures helped people to be less stressed when they encountered another difficult situation later on.