Are you anxious and a step away from exploding and venting your anger on the people surrounding you? Stop! Remember to take a deep breathe, then read this. Here are 8 steps to follow in order to get your Zen back.
And breathe out, slowly. Steady. Go on, keep breathing deep breaths: this is one of the most effective and fast methods to relieve stress out there! Make sure to count the seconds it takes to completely fill your lungs with air, and place a hand on your stomach while you do so.
A Forced Smile
Smile, without a reason to. Even if it is the last thing you feel like doing, have a nice laugh! Doing so releases endorphins which will make you feel better.
Think Stupid Funny Things
If you keep thinking about what made you angry in the first place you will never get out of your slump. Try thinking about positive, funny things in order to calm down and relieve anxiety. By briefly changing your view of the world you will be able to approach problems in a more positive state of mind.
A Japanese study has shown that chewing gum can lower the levels of cortisol (the stress hormone). However, beware, as chewing too much gum can be unhealthy.
Make someone happy with a heartfelt compliment, it will make you feel better. Positive connections with other people make you relieve anxiety: its a human heritage that dates back to the first settlements ever created. When a connection is made, it makes you feel more secure and lowers the threatening and angering emotions.
Make Some Tea
Tea is great for many reasons. One of them is the fact that it calms you down and makes you feel more relaxed.
Talk To Someone
Find someone with whom you can talk at to which you can express your feelings. Keeping it all inside can be poisoning; let someone in on what you are experiencing, and ask for an honest opinion.
Listen To Relaxing Music
Finally, try listening to some relaxing music to relieve stress and anxiety. Here is a video I personally suggest, taken from our main youtube channel Meditation Relax Club.
I hope these tips on how to calm yourself down and relieve stress will prove useful to you the next time you get angry or you wish to vent! Stay positive, and do not let a momentary negative event get the best of you.