Eat a Square of Dark Chocolate
Not only is Dark Chocolate rich in healthy flavonols, but cocoa also causes the brain to release endorphins, the same feel-good hormones you get after a run.
Embrace the Rush
Short term stress can help memory and brain function. So use that initial burst of energy to accomplish your goal and then learn to let go.
Give a Bear Hug
A nice big squeeze triggers the release of the same warm and fuzzy love hormoneoxytocin. No hug worthy friends close by? Shaking hands works too.
Take a YouTube Break
Just be sure to watch something funny (such as a pet video) A good belly laugh relaxes muscles, lowers blood pressure and releases natural pain killers.
Find a Green Space
Walking in nature relieves tension, decreases frustration and increases calm. No time to get to a park? Even five minutes outside lifts mood._