When it comes to oxidative stress, our anxiousness and mental state which is controlled by our emotions, does play a large part in our aging. Even if you aren’t aware of your stress, it’s good to actively clear your mind and relax. Your nervous system can be on ‘fight or flight’ while driving, working or dealing with life situations. When you carve out time to be still and just breathe, your body produce less of the stress hormone cortisol that creates oxidative stress and the signs of aging. Even 10 minutes of meditation a day will help reduce the signs of aging.