Chomp down on a stick of gum to alleviate tension.
What do eating a big meal and biting a stick of
gum have in common? Chewing, tasting, salivating, and swallowing all increase
blood flow to the brain, which create feelings of contentment and calmness (why
do you think they call it “comfort food”?). Chewing on some sugar-free gum can
also reduce stress by ameliorating cravings for nicotine and other substances.
Research confirms that changing your mood may be as simple as changing the
colors around you. Clothing, room decors, even a small colors object like
accessories or a handbag will give you benefits. For example:
Blue. Any shade can have a calming effect and creates feeling of
Green. Brings balance to your mind and smoothes out your hectic day-to-day
Orange. Makes you feel more optimistic. A pick-me-up when you’re
Red. Increases your energy level and stimulates your heart rate.
Purple. Shades of lilac and violet generate creativity.