When life gets really nuts, “relax” can feel like one more thing on the to-do list—which can be a stressor in and of itself. We’ve all been there, lying awake at night with our bodies tired and minds wired, telling ourselves to just calm the heck down.
Studies show relaxation is crucial to well-being, lowering blood pressure, increasing blood flow, and decreasing anxiety and insomnia. It may feel hard to carve out the time, but if you can, relaxation will be its own reward.
We all have different ways to wind down, so what’s relaxing to one person may be stressful for another. Here’s a quiz to help you find your daily chill.