Time and time again, exercise has been shown to be the best stress reliever. More specifically, swimming as an endurance sport or a gym-based workout on the cross trainer are often recommended.
Both of the above train the whole body and effectively reduce the stress hormones adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol.
Long, brisk walks or jogging in the fresh air also achieve the same effect.
A regular sleep schedule (preferably before midnight), 8 hours of daily sleep and a completely darkened room (for the production of sleep-promoting melatonin) is optimal for your body. Cortisol levels drop to their lowest point between 0 and 4 am.
Due to the fact that the display brightness of electronic devices such as computers, TVs or mobile phones acts like daylight on our brain, thus reducing the production of melatonin, these devices should be switched off at least one hour before bedtime.
Laughter is good for body, mind and soul!
Heartfelt (not spireful) laughter uses over 100 facial muscles, releases the happiness hormones serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin in the brain and also induces "deeper" diaphragmatic breathing.
Try it - it will do you good!