There are a few things everyone can do to relieve stress and make our lives a little easier. First, find something to make you laugh. Laughing releases endorphins and reduces stress hormones. Also, if you have a partner (or are looking for one), kissing can help reduce stress by reducing cortisol, the main stress hormone, and boosting oxytocin making us feel attached and content.
Another trick that might seem odd is chewing gum – scientists have found that gum chewing leads to better wellbeing because the repetitive motion activates the cerebral cortex.
A few other tricks are to change your environment – spent time in nature, go through a calming ritual like making tea, listen to upbeat music, or get a pet! All of these changes have been shown to reduce stress and help people make their lives a little easier.