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Give Yourself a Hand Massage: When there’s no professional masseuse in sight, try DIYing a hand massage for instant relaxation that calms a pounding heart . Massages can be especially helpful for people who spend a lot of time typing on a keyboard. Hands in general can carry a lot of tension. Apply some luxurious lotion and start kneading the base of the muscle under the thumb to relieve stress in the shoulders, neck, and scalp. Try Acupressure: Pressure to meet a deadline can be stressful, but acupressure can help release all that tension. Acupressure’s a kind of touch therapy that works by balancing the circulation of fluids and energies in the body. Use the thumb and forefinger to massage the soft area between the thumb and index finger of the other hand. Dab on some lavender oil for extra relaxation. Rub Your Feet Over a Golf Ball: You can get an impromptu relaxing foot massage by rubbing your feet back and forth over a golf ball. Squeeze a Stress Ball
Control your breathing. Take a deep breath slowly, hold for 4 seconds, release it slowly. Do this a couple times and your body will go into a relaxed state. You can also tense up your muscles all over your body, hold, and release them.
Taking a long walk listening to music always helps, but if you want something super quick...try screaming into a pillow. It doesn't always work and it might even seem a little silly, but you do get a little sense of relief afterwards.