Internet Must Read: Get Rid Of Stress!
With the calming sunny rays of the summer abruptly coming to an end, and the fall season quickly approaching, you
can already start to feel that ball of black crude pooling in your stomach. If you’re younger, it’s the return of school and, thusly, important motherfucking tests! If you’re older, it’s end of the year performance reviews that will determine whether or not you keep your job! And that’s all on top of the approaching string of holidays, the baseball playoffs, the inherent worries of the NFL season, and the usual gloom of the world during this time of year.
In other words, it’s a stressful time of the year. Luckily, there are simple ways you can get over it, and Men’s Health has an expansive list. Some of them are common, like drinking more orange juice (the vitamin C will help you deal with stress) or simply smiling more often (studies have found that those who smile — whether they are happy or not to begin with — end up kind of tricking themselves into being happier when all is said and done). Some of them are not-so-common, like remembering lyrics to your favorite song or get a shoe shine at the airport.
This one, obviously, is our favorite:
Either with or without a partner. An orgasm releases beta-endorphins, the body’s natural, less punk-rock version of heroin, so you’ll definitely be feeling no pain, says Nuccitelli.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have some stress we have to get rid of.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.