Nawal Mustafa, an American neuropsychologist with 1.6 million subscribers, lists bad habits that dysregulate your nervous system. Lack of exposure to sunlight, poor breathing, or chaotic auditory stimuli can trigger stress reactions in the body.

Other behaviors help regulate our nervous system, promoting a state of balance and relaxation, she assures. Among them: taking a walk outdoors in natural light, listening to soothing music, spending time with friends, disconnecting from social networks for several hours, crying heartily to release strong emotions, and finally, doing sports. The Instagram post was posted on April 17 and has been viewed more than 1.5 million times. The full list of bad habits can be found at the bottom of the page. For confidential support, call the Samaritans in the UK on 08457 90 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see for details. In the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.