7 Steps to Instant Calm
Phone a friend
Spending time with pals helps our bodies pump out the feel-good hormone oxytocin. So meet up with a friend at the end of a crazy-busy day, or call during your lunch break.
Even better: Make time to hang out regularlyyou'll get a continuous boost to your well-being. Just don't turn your talks into bitchfests; ranting will get you worked up again, Dr. Emmons says.
Next: Get out!
Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!