Feeling overwhelmed? Try sniffing a scent that you like.
When you smell something you like, you breathe more deeply and your heart rate slows down, helping you de-stress, reports EatingWell magazine.
"The part of the brain that processes odors is very close to the [part that houses] emotions and memories,” Pamela Dalton, a researcher at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, tells EatWell.
Here are a couple of scents that you may want to try.
Sniffing green apples can help calm headaches, reports EatingWell. After inhaling green-apple fragrance at the start of a headache, people with chronic migraines experienced pain relief.
Inhaling lavender can help lower anxiety levels, according to a 2010 study conducted in Britain.
For more scent options, click here.