To calm down a stressed friend or family member, try giving them a piece of candy. Studies have shown that sugar gives our bodies a momentary relief from stress. Candy can help diffuse a situation when stress levels are at their highest, and will give your loved one a chance to get some perspective.
Soothe your nerves by adding a wind chime to your doorway. The gentle and melodic sounds from the wind chime can bring a sense of calmness and peacefulness to a hectic day. When you stop for a moment to enjoy the sounds of the wind chime, it makes you aware of the stillness around you, and for that moment, your mind can be soothed of stress.
Laughter is a very effective, healthy and natural way to reduce stress. Laughing naturally resolves tension and the activities that cause you to laugh can also help take your mind off your issues. A couple of ways you can get yourself to laugh and have a good time are to go out with a friend to a comedy club or rent a comedy to watch.