When your stress ball is nowhere around and you don’t have much time to spare, there are other ways to help you keep your cool. Believe it or not, sucking your thumb can be an effective way to handle your stress and you can even drink orange juice to lower your stress levels.
We takes a minute to introduce to you some of the quirkiest, yet easiest ways you can handle your stress.
1. Use your fingers as a “reset” button.
Putting your thumb in your mouth and blowing on it can help you to de-stress. By blocking your air passage with your thumb, then exhaling you’ll activate your vagus nerve. This in turn will decrease your heart rate and blood pressure, making you feel more relaxed.
If it is too embarrassing to do this in public, you can always try applying pressure to a point between your second and third knuckles. This can work as a sort of a reset button, to make you feel less stressed-out.
2. Chew gum.
Chewing gum can reduce stress both at work and outside work, according to a study. The results of the study further showed that it can also reduce fatigue, anxiety, and depression and can lead to a more positive mood.