I know that it is getting to be that time of year again, when everything just piles on you and you can just about freak out. Below is a list of 40 ways on how to relax that don’t take more than 5 minutes. If you would like further information on why these remedies help, you can follow the link that’ll take to the website where I got the information;¬†http://greatist.com/happiness/40-ways-relax-5-minutes-or-less

  1. Sip Green Tea
  2. Eat a Square of Chocolate
  3. Honey
  4. Have a Mango
  5. Chew Gum
  6. Crunchy Snack
  7. Meditate
  8. Take a nap
  9. Breathe
  10. Try Progressive Relaxation
  11. Count Backward
  12. Use Creative Visualization
  13. Close Your Eyes
  14. Hand Massage
  15. Acupressure (not acupuncture)
  16. Rub Your Feet Over a Golf Ball
  17. Squeeze a Stress Ball
  18. Drip Cold Water on Your Wrists
  19. Brush Your Hair
  20. Be Alone
  21. Create a Zen Zone
  22. Find the Sun
  23. Look Out the Window
  24. Get organized
  25. Yoga
  26. Stretch
  27. Run in Place
  28. Take a Quick Walk
  29. Write it Down
  30. Listen to Your Favorite Song
  31. Dance
  32. Do a Crossword Puzzle
  33. Smell some Flowers
  34. Try Aromatherapy
  35. Sniff Citrus
  36. Nose Full of Coffee
  37. Cuddle with a Pet
  38. Laugh
  39. Talk to a Friend
  40. Start Planning a Vacation