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How to feel more relaxed in less than a minute

 
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How to feel more relaxed in less than a minute
by Monica Lederman - Monday, 19 May 2014, 8:53 AM
 
  • When someone feels stressed or anxious, they tend to breathe more quickly.
  • Learning how to slow your breathing can help you feel less anxious and more relaxed, which can help you think more clearly and concentrate better on your studies.
  • Breathe in through your nose, count to three and say to yourself: "in, two, three", Breathe out through your nose and, again counting to three and say to yourself: "relax, two, three".
  • Keep repeating this for two to three minutes.
  • Best of all, this breathing technique can be done anywhere (e.g., in the classroom, at the traffic lights, in the supermarket) without anyone else noticing.
  • Why not give it a go now?