4. Be around people.
A study in 2010 at the University of Michigan found out that chilling with friends or merely being in the same physical space as other people benefits your brain greatly. On a larger scale, your brain can undergo positive changes if you surround yourself with intelligent and emotionally stable individuals. Did you know that human beings are contagious? You can “get infected” with emotions and behavioral attitudes. This phenomenon is also known as social or emotional contagion.
5. Hug someone.
Hugs are magical. A warm cuddle makes our brains release dopamine – the pleasure hormone. That is exactly why you immediately feel safe and relaxed. Researchers note that hugging lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and improves your mood.