Play With A Pet

Plenty of people have told us that cuddling up with a pet cat or dog makes them feel better, because it’s comforting to curl up with a fluffy animal. Playing around with an animal (like playing fetch) can get you doing some exercise and distract you. Or you could use walking the dog as an excuse to get out the house.

If you don’t have a pet, you could visit someone who does – or even just looking at pictures of cute animals online can actually distract you and make you feel happy. Seeing cute things (and especially playing with them) releases love chemicals in your brain. There are even some universities that have rooms full of puppies to help with exam stress…!

It’s important to find what works for you. If this doesn’t help, don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to cope. See other ideas of things to try.


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