Everyday, you have so many tiny pleasures available to you that could serve as powerful antidotes to stress, if you’re willing to slow down and enjoy them.
Science tells us that stress can increase the desire for pleasure and lead to unhealthy behaviors like overeating and the full range of addictions.
Conversely, healthy pleasures, in small doses, can inhibit stress by reducing anxiety responses in the brain. Tiny pleasures release feel good chemicals in the brain that can intervene in the stress response. When you stack tiny pleasures, one upon the other, throughout the day, they can help you build resilience to stress as well.