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Deep breathing has a direct calming effect on the nervous system.
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.
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.
Close your eyes for one minute and focus your mind on some calming cue, for example, a place that you go to relax... a beach... the mountains... and hold that image three times to the count of three.
It will reduce your blood pressure and lower your heart rate.
It involves filling the lungs to the max and goes by various names like belly or diaphragmatic breathing.
It has been linked to improved cognitive performance, lower stress levels, and lower blood pressure.