15 Ways to Feel Happier and Less Stressed Out Every Day

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4. Do What You Can Today

Do you put things off until the last minute because they stress you out or because you are already so overwhelmed with work you think you just don’t have time to do it until you are forced to? Many people have gotten into the bad habit of not doing thing until they absolutely have to, or until they cause a problem. This makes things worse than ever! It’s just as stressful to deal with that parking ticket today as it will be tomorrow, or the day after. Do what you can today.

If you have the money to pay that ticket today, then do so and get it out of the way. If you have a big project, break it down into smaller, everyday tasks so that it will be finished by the due date. Waiting until the last minute only makes things worse and greatly increases your stress levels. Do it now or at least start on it, and you will feel so much better!

 

5.  Put a Plant on Your Desk

Just one small plant in your office can help to calm you down. Research done by Washington State University showed that being around plants can significantly reduce anxiety levels and lower blood pressure. Snake plants (sometimes called Mother-In-Laws Tongue) clean the air and are super easy to care for, as they need very little light. Spider plants (sometimes called airplane plants) are one of the most popular indoor plants around because they are super effective at cleaning the air and almost indestructible.

 

6. Crack a Smile

Even a fake smile is better than none at all. Studies show that smiling, even when you don’t feel like it, reduce stress levels. Our brains are constantly analyzing changes in our muscles and posture to judge how you are feeling. So if you act happy and smile, your body will respond by feeling better because if you are smiling, things must be good, right?

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