17 Proven Ways To Help Cope With Stress

4. Listening to music is a proven coping strategy for stress

Music has for long been used all over the world in various types of therapies.  It has been demonstrated that music has the power to suppress cortisol – the stress hormone.[7] The other benefits include slowed heart rate and reduced blood pressure.

What to do: There is a wide variety of music and the choice will depend on personal liking. One type of music may be relaxing to one person but irritating to another. Studies have revealed that music playing at 60 beats/minute helps you to relax better.

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