T – 60 to Calm

Need to calm down asap? Try this: Stare up at the ceiling and slowly count down from 60.

Why does this work? Looking up stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which brings blood pressure down and slows your breathing. The counting aspect also helps to get your mind off of whatever is stressing you out.

Don’t delay relaxation. This only takes 60 seconds! If you’re stressed right now, do something immediately (like this for example) to let it go…

 

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8 thoughts on “T – 60 to Calm

  1. I should read this earlier (like this morning), but now I know what I have to do when my nervous system is breaking down, thank you for this precious tip.
    Warm hugs to you.
    Tereza

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