Talk about It

There is nothing more calming than spending quality time with someone who makes you feel safe and understood.

Even if that person is 10,000 miles away, a short phone call can increase the level of oxytocin (the ‘love hormone’) and other feelgood neurotransmitters in your brain, which not only makes you feel much better, but also boosts your executive functions, and your ability to solve problems.

Ultimately, a good talk can help you get out of a rumination rut, put things into perspective, and make you laugh. All these things reduce stress and improve your mood.

Talk to friends regularly when you are going through a rough phase, and your body will thank you, as it will not only improve your mood, but it also boosts your immune system. Next time you are dealing with a stressful situation, reach out to friends and family.