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Keeping the company of others

Our bodies are calmed by the presence of others with whom we can share our burdens. It gives us perspective to see new solutions to problems.

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Deep-breathing

Deep breathing has a direct calming effect on the nervous system.

  • Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth.
  • Breathe in slowly through you nose to the count of five.
  • Hold your breath to the count of seven.
  • Exhale slowly and audibly through pursed lips to the count of eight.

Physical exercise distracts you from an anxiety-provoking situation and starts a chain of chemical actions in the brain that calm and uplift the mind.

Music can change your emotional state. It can uplift you, sadden you, make you energetic or calm you down.

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To reduce stress in the body and immediately relax:

Squeeze and release all the muscles in the body isometrically and simultaneously, three times.

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A Simple Breathing Technique
  • Sit in a comfortable position.
  • Close your eyes and inhale slowly through your nose.
  • Exhale deeply.
  • Continue to breathe deeply and fully. Allow your breath to be a guide to the present.
  • With each breath in, think to yourself “be” and with each breath out, focus on the word “present. ”
Anxiety’s And Your Breath

Your emotions alter your breathing and vice versa. Taking slow, deep and mindful breaths can trick your brain into releasing calming hormones to combat the feelings of anxiousness.