On your drive (or ride) to work, turn on some soothing music -- or just sit in silence. When you come to a stop, use that moment of stillness to take a few slow, deep breaths. If you travel by public transportation, act as a "human tape recorder" by tuning into all the sounds around you, suggests mind-body expert Kate Hanley. "Because we tend to home in on just one sound, reversing the way we listen can give our brains a break and leave us more refreshed," she explains.
And stop! Ask yourself what's really causing your rant -- do you feel stuck? Resentful? The idea isn't to bury your feelings, but to get at the heart of what's bothering you most, and keep yourself from perpetuating a story rather than a solution to change whatever it is that's bothering you.
Each day this week, eat five or six small meals rich in fruit, vegetables, and other complex carbs. Supplement with organic, hormone-free animal protein if you want. A typical meal might be three ounces of protein (the size of a smartphone), 1/4 to 1/2 cup carbs (whole grains, sweet potatoes, or fruit), and unlimited nonstarchy vegetables like leafy greens. It might also be an apple with almond butter or a smoothie.
Try this delicious almond and chicken soup with sweet potato, collards, and ginger.