The ability to calm your mind and relax is so important for your overall health. Many people are using food to calm themselves. It gives a sense of security but weight watching, diet and nutrition is important also.
The use of alcohol and tobacco also helps people relax. Finding a more natural way to relax is ideal.
Meditation is one of the simplest and oldest forms of relaxing. It has many benefits. It costs you nothing. You can do it anywhere and it is proven to reduce stress.