4 Quick Ways to Reduce Stress Levels

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5242760927_f8c8b41aba_oAlthough it is impossible not to get stressed at all, the way you manage stress changes the quality of your life significantly. Here are four ways to relieve stress in an instance.

1. Take a deep breath
Take one minute to breathe deeply through your nose into your abdomen. Deep breath brings more oxygen, which will bring you back to calmness.

2. Eat Chocolate
A study found that eating a bar of dark chocolate (1.4 ounces) a day for two weeks helped reduce stress hormones.

3. Stare at a picture of Snowflake
Pictures that exhibit fractal patterns can help your mind unwind. Taking a 3-minute break staring at such pictures will help you responding to stress.

4. Arts and Crafts!
Various forms of arts and crafts help relieving stress. Try knitting, coloring, or anything creative while you are taking a 10-minute break.

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Translated by Heewon Kim