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What kinds of things should I do to calm myself down when I am feeling anxious?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Anxious
Self-talk, relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, imagery, etc.

In brief: Anxious
Self-talk, relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, imagery, etc.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stay active
Exercise is a great way to relieve stress.
Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.

In brief: Stay active
Exercise is a great way to relieve stress.
Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Self calming
If you can find a quiet place - do so.
Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily >.

In brief: Self calming
If you can find a quiet place - do so.
Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation.
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