It’s naive to think that we have total control over our bodies. More often, we’re controlled by our body’s responses and can’t control most of the physical processes. It might make you feel uncomfortable: you need to pee when there’s no toilet around, you’re feeling sleepy when it’s time to prepare for an exam, or you can’t clear your throat during an important presentation. These situations are not fatal but they’re very unpleasant. Luckily, a lot can be changed if you find the right approach to your own body.
smartzune.com made a list of life hacks that might help you trick your body and make your life more comfortable.
1. Blow on your finger to slow down your heart rate.
An increased heart rate is often the result of stress. Probably, you’re worried before an important presentation or a date, receiving exam results, or making a mistake at work.
Luckily, there’s a quite simple way to calm yourself down: you just need to blow on your thumb.
This part of your body has its own pulse. If you cool it down, the pulse will slow down and you’ll calm down.
Another proven and tested method is to put your thumb in your mouth and blow. This way you’ll stimulate the vagus nerve, slow down the heart rate, and feel much calmer and relieved.