By MH Staff - Posted on 17th October 2013
Don’t let negative emotions overstay their welcome
1 When You’re Stressed
Force a smile. Even fake smiles reduce stress, a University of Kansas study found. When people were asked to plunge their hands into ice water, those who smiled while doing it reported less anxiety and had lower heart rates.
2 When You’re Angry
Crank up the Mozart. Scientists in Germany found that people who listened to classical music before experiencing conflict showed less aggression and reported lower levels of residual anger. People who listened to aggressive music, though, experienced the opposite effect.
3 When You’re Bummed
Take a short walk. A study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology reports that you can improve your mood with just five minutes of exercise outdoors in nature. That’s a walk through the park on your lunch break.