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swing your arms. Holistic medical expert Dr. Kazuko Hillyer says, when we’re worried or anxious, we tend to tighten up physically. We’ll cross our arms, slouch, or curl up in a ball. It’s a natural reaction, because we’re literally protecting our vital organs. But to break out of that mindset, open up your body and swing your arms. That’s a form of embodied cognition, in which your body movement informs your brain, instead of the other way around. And by forcing yourself to adopt carefree body language, your brain gets the message there’s nothing to fear. As a result, you’ll start pumping out calming alpha brain waves, and it’ll take less than 30 seconds to feel better.

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