The human auditory system evolved from the same set of cells as the skin. So just as long and slow strokes make for a more relaxing type of touch, drawn-out notes relax our minds more than upbeat rhythms. Turn to music with calm melodies and soothing sounds of nature when you need to unwind.
IN GOOD TASTE
Crave high-fat and sugary foods when you’re feeling down? Reach for a sense-stimulating orange instead. The bright color, pithy texture, invigorating scent and tart flavor perk up dreary days. Plus, the fruit is loaded with vitamin C, necessary for the brain to create energy-boosting neurotransmitters.