Inhale over four seconds, hold the air in your lungs for a count of four, exhale at the same pace, hold your lungs empty for a four-count before beginning the pattern again.
Chat with someone.
Who do you value in your life? Who do you turn to for a chat when you need it? Social support from trusted friends can help you manage your stress better.
Write down on a piece of paper 5 things you are grateful for. These things could be friends, family, loved ones, your courage, your strength, your belongings etc.
Relax the body.
Soak in a warm bath or shower. Try a yoga class out. Go for a walk. Progressively relax each muscle group in your body. Have a warm drink without alcohol or caffeine in it.
Head to a park, the beach, on the bank of a river – anywhere outside. Connect with the physical beauty of the world and experience the reduction of tension.
Get into a comfortable position either sitting on a cushion or lying down. Focus your attention on your body, your breath or any sounds you may hear without judgement.