- Practice deep breathing exercises to relieve muscle tension. Deep, slow rhythmic breathing for 3-5 minutes reduces stress and anxiety and improves mood. It can be used in any situation, such as being stuck in traffic, waiting for an appointment, at home when you are particularly stressed or worried.
- Visualize a positive, peaceful scene to calm your mood. For many people, going to their “happy place”, be it visualizing a beach scene, family gathering, or fictional scenario, can help to calm and focus the mind in a positive way.
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