12 Tricks That Affect Your Body in an Unexpected Way

Imagine this situation: you have a super important meeting in an hour, but you also have a splitting headache. Or you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair and your stomach suddenly decides to rebel. These annoying problems can seriously spoil your daily life, especially if you don’t have any medicine on hand. Luckily, there are lots of useful tricks that can help you cope with these and quickly get your body under control.

Bright Side put together 12 helpful hacks that can have a surprising effect on your body.

12. Blow on your thumb to calm your nerves.

12 Tricks That Affect Your Body in an Unexpected Way

Why it works: Your thumbs have a direct impact on the vagus nerve that controls your heart rate. So when you blow on them, you slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure, which helps you calm down quickly.

11. Hold a pencil between your teeth to boost your mood.

Why it works: Keeping a pencil in your mouth will help you activate your smile muscles, which can deceive your brain and raise your spirits.