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'Deep breath, cup of tea, long walk': nine ways to stay calm in a crisis

theguardian.com

Gentle morning exercise

Exercising may help alleviate anxiety when faced with a sudden, unpredictable shock.

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According to research, when we connect with friends, we can handle stress better.

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Start the day with time outside

According to a study, spending time in nature, or even just looking at scenes of nature, may help you recover faster from subsequent stressful experiences.

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Slow, deep breathing is calming. Researchers noticed that 15 min of deep breathing reduces the reactivity of the nerve network that is active during the stress response.

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During a stressful situation, remind yourself what you can control in your immediate environment.

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Pour a brew

Researchers discovered that tea drinkers recover faster after stress.

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When you leave an emotionally stressful scene, your mind might still replay the scene repeatedly.

Do an activity that requires your full attention. It will help you to relax faster.

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After a particularly stressful experience, go for a gentle walk. Keep yourself moving at every opportunity to calm you down.

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When you are calm, write down the event from a third person's perspective. Omit your emotions and sensations. This will help you to revisit the scene in a better light.

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