Sometimes we can find ourselves in pretty stressful situations. Whether you are just about to do a presentation, or take a final exam, we've got some tips on how to calm down quick!
1. Put your hands in the air (like you don’t care!)
Yes - having your arms in this position can chill you out. Get your omm on and relax!
Stand with yourfeethip distance apart
Roll your shoulders back
Extend the arms forward and lift up to the ceiling
Straighten elbows, wrists and fingers
Relax neck and shoulders
Keep your head straight and look forward
Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
2. Write it out
Get all your worries out of your head and onto paper. It can help to write down your worries and get them out of your head, so you have more room in there for the things you need to focus on or remember.
3. Have a laugh
Laughter can help get rid of stress, so why not bookmark some of your favourite silly YouTube clips to watch whenever you need, or keep a joke book in your bag and laugh away.
4. Take a breather
Try some of ourbreathing exercisesor check out this abdominal breathing technique to get you feeling chilled out
Place one hand on your stomach and the other on your chest, right over the breastbone
Open your mouth and gently sigh, and as you let your shoulders and the muscles of your upper body relax down with the exhale. It's all about relaxing the muscles of your upper body.
Close your mouth and inhale slowly through your nose by pushing your stomach out. Inhale as much air as you comfortably can.
Open your mouth. Exhale through your mouth by pulling your belly in.