Quick Fixes for Stress and Anxiety That Actually Work (Kind Of)

Brad Stulberg
4 min readJan 18, 2023

Whether it’s the “physiological sigh” popularized by podcaster Andrew Huberman or the New York Times advising people to “plunge your face into a bowl with ice water for 15 to 30 seconds,” quick and concrete tactics for managing stress and anxiety are all over the internet. And the truth is, they work.

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Brad Stulberg

Bestselling author of Master of Change and The Practice of Groundedness