'Deep breath, cup of tea, long walk': nine ways to stay calm in a crisis
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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Exercising may help alleviate anxiety when faced with a sudden, unpredictable shock.
According to research, when we connect with friends, we can handle stress better.
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.
During a stressful situation, remind yourself what you can control in your immediate environment.
Researchers discovered that tea drinkers recover faster after stress.
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.
After a particularly stressful experience, go for a gentle walk. Keep yourself moving at every opportunity to calm you down.
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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With stress, the mind and the body are intrinsically linked. You can view stress as something that is wreaking havoc on your body (and it can) or as something that is giving you the strength and energy to overcome adversity.
Regular exposure to stress in small quantities can prepare us to handle a big stressful event in our lives. Prepare yourself for stress by self-education about the stressful event, by doing some physically stressful activities like completing a marathon, or something you dread, like giving a speech.
Repeated exposure to mildly stressful conditions can alter your body’s biological response to stress, making you manage stress in a better way.
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A few quick ways to take holiday stress down, relax and invoke your calmer self:
When your emotions run high, breathing speeds up, too. Slowing your breathing down relaxes tense muscles, bringing shoulders down from ears, calms roiling emotions, and helps disarm the hormonal cascade within the body that feeds anxiety.
Just five minutes of deep breathing can calm you effectively.
Moving to do just about any exercise boosts your mood and manages your anxiety.
Just going for a walk can balance your emotions and provide positivity.
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