Taking deep breaths, counting to 10, going for a walk around the block—studies have shown that these are all sound ways to manage stress. Another thing they have in common? Unless you’re doing them every day, they’re all reactive techniques, ones that you do after anxiety bubbles up to the surface.
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In the video above, we present you with five proactive ways to inject a sense of calm into your (most likely) very hectic life, like carving out space away from screens to blocking out disrupting nighttime sounds with a pair of BOSE noise-masking sleepbuds.