Whether it's listening to calming music or sweating it out at the gym, everyone has a different way of dealing with their feelings when they're upset -- including finding some peace and quiet.
In her latest "Ask Amy" video for her Smart Girls series, Amy Poehler lent some good advice after a teen wrote to her, explaining that when she's having a bad day at school, she sometimes becomes quiet as a way of coping with her emotions. The problem is that her friends can get frustrated because they don't understand why she needs to do this.
Amy responded by talking about the importance of having those "silent" or "quiet" moments in our lives. "If you need to feel that way or be that way sometimes during the day, that's totally your right and you should be able to do that," said Amy.
Listen to Amy's advice in the video above.
She went on to say how meditation is a great way for re-centering yourself and how taking just 15 seconds to pause during the day can change how you feel.
"We're so bombarded with noise and activity and headphones and gossip and jackhammers... it's hard to get quiet and to quiet our minds," explained Amy. "So you wanting that is totally natural."
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Walk In The Park
Taking a 30-minute stroll through the park can shift your mind into a state of zen. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/green-space-meditation-brain-walk-park_n_2964199.html" target="_blank">Recent U.K. research</a> found that walking through green spaces can help put the brain into a state of meditation.
Gardening can be a form of meditation that allows you to spend time in nature while immersing yourself in a calming activity. One study from the Netherlands found that gardening can decrease cortisol levels and boost mood among people who had just completed a stressful task. Even 30 minutes of leisure reading didn't provide the same stress-relieving benefits, <a href="http://www.health.com/health/article/0,,20507878_2,00.html" target="_blank">Health.com reported</a>.
Yoga In The Park
Yoga can be an effective <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/05/relaxation-gene-response-yoga-meditation-stress_n_3195257.html" target="_blank">stress reliever</a>, and you can make your practice even more relaxing during the summer by moving outside. Bring your mat to a park in the morning when it's quiet and practice <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/06/10-yoga-poses-for-stress-_n_3000801.html" target="_blank">these stress-busting yoga moves</a>, or find a local studio that offers "Yoga in the Park" classes.
Take The Dog Out
In addition to enjoying the tension-busting advantages of walking in nature, spending time with a pet can also help ease anxiety and calm the mind. A <a href="https://www.calvin.edu/~rpruim/courses/m143/articles/PetstressArticle.pdf" target="_blank">2002 SUNY Buffalo study</a> found that conducting difficult tasks becomes less stressful when a pet is present. "While the idea of a pet as social support may appear to some as a peculiar notion, our participants' responses to stress, combined with their descriptions of the meaning of pets in their lives, suggest to us that social support can indeed cross species," <a href="https://www.calvin.edu/~rpruim/courses/m143/articles/PetstressArticle.pdf" target="_blank">writes lead author Karen Allen, Ph.D.,</a> in the study published in the journal <em>Psychosomatic Medicine</em>.
Explore A New Bike Path
This is one summer activity that's good for the mind <em>and</em> the body, especially outside on a sunny day. Physical activity -- and cardio exercise in particular -- can boost self-confidence and <a href="http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=554844" target="_blank">improve symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety</a>, on top of the added benefits of being outdoors.
Mindfulness meditation has been shown to lower levels of the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/31/mindfulness-meditation-cortisol-stress-levels_n_2965197.html" target="_blank">stress hormone cortisol</a> -- and spending time in nature <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272494405801847" target="_blank">can also slash anxiety</a>. Find a quiet spot in your backyard or the park and try this <a href="http://cdn.franticworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Sounds-and-thoughts-meditation-from-book-Mindfulness-Finding-Peace-in-a-Frantic-World-128k.mp3" target="_blank">"Sounds and Thoughts" meditation</a> from Mindfulness author Danny Penman. The guided meditation can help you to calm your mind by shifting attention to the ambient sounds around you.