- Tempted to dig into a bag of chips?
Try this instead: Grab a handful of almonds. The omega-3s in nuts may help keep stress hormones, such as cortisol, in check. Also try oatmeal or oranges.
- Tempted to swig an energy drink?
Try this instead: Take a nap. You can’t beat stress without shut-eye. A 20-minute nap is enough to trigger the hormones needed to balance excess cortisol.
- Tempted to curl up on the sofa?
Try this instead: Go out with a friend. Simply being around other people can effectively squash stress.
- Tempted to reach for the remote?
Try this instead: Spend 15 minutes in silence. Give your brain a much-needed break from listening to stressful sounds.
Source: MSNBC Health