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When you stimulate the pressure receptors in the skin, you lower stress hormones. Touching others stimulates oxytocin, which also has positive effects on our mood.Rubbing your own forehead, hands, and neck, as self-massage has been shown to decrease heart rate and reduce the stress hormone cortisol in our systems.
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Identify what’s making you feel discouraged. Try to be specific.
And once that is done, make a plan. Write out what you can do to turn around your bad mood.
The greatest investment for the worrywart is to find a cell of positive-minded, successful people.
Because we tend to think like the people we hang around.
We tend to believe what we say. And we can have a more positive outlook by noticing the good, anticipating a positive outcome and speaking it out loud.
A few verbal affirmations throughout the day will go a long way toward lifting your spirits.
Play fetch with Fido or sneak in a few cuddles with your kitten.
Interacting with your pets can release oxytocin in the brain ― you know, the “warm and fuzzy” hormone ― resulting...