• Beat Stress: Exercise. Getting your body moving for as little as 10 minutes releases GABA, a soothing neurotransmitter that reduces stress.

  • Beat Stress: If you feel your worries piling up, a pet can help you put it all into perspective. Animals really do provide the best therapy.

  • Beat Stress: Be a fighter. Feeling like a victim only increases feelings of stress and helplessness. Instead, focus on being proactive.

  • Beat Stress: Smiling is a two-way mechanism. We do it when we’re relaxed and happy, but doing it can also make us feel relaxed and happy.

  • Beat Stress: Treat yourself to a massage. Getting a massage on a regular basis can help lower your heart rate and blood pressure and promote muscle relaxation.

  • Beat Stress: Sing your heart out. The next time you’re feeling strung out, start belting it out. As sound reverberates through the body, your mind relaxes.