OK, so this isn't a wacky way to relax, but it's one that's almost guaranteed to work. Meditation is a scientifically proven way to reduce stress and negative emotions in the body according to the Mayo Clinic. When you meditate, which can be accomplished through guided meditation or other forms such as yoga or Tai Chi, be sure to dim the lights and set a soothing atmosphere.
A study by the Japanese National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health found that natural light is actually proven to improve one’s mood. Try turning back the curtain, getting comfortable on your yoga mat and letting the relaxation begin!