742: No More Excuses: 5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Relieve Stress at Work

Okay, I get it.  Not everyone knows how to meditate to relax.  But real quickly, learn.  if not from me from anyone who is qualified to teach.  Even if you don't know how to meditate you still have options for relieving stress, and i am going to go over them with you today.

This is not some cheesy thrown together list that has no backing or references.  The things I will talk about how been scientifically proven to reduce stress.  These methods impact your physiology and brain chemistry to get you to calm down.  It is you and your brain that is getting you revved up, so it stands to reason that your very same brain and body can get you unstuck.

Let's talk about it today.

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • What a Duchenne smile is?
  • What happens in your brain when you are in the sun
  • What smells activate the relaxation response
  • What chemical is released when you hug someone
  • Why your pet is the best thing in your house for relieving stress
  • How hot hands signal relaxation

Links from this episode:

Simply Smiling Can Reduce Stress

Sunlight and Seratonin

How to Be Mindful with a Snack

Overview of the Limbic System

What is Seratonin


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