Take five deep breaths.

Fill a small bag with a few ice cubes and a bit of water. Put it between your eyes. This can soothe quickly because it triggers a dive reflex.


Splash cold water on your face or place ice cubes on your wrists to help calm strong emotions.

Doing a few jumping jacks, going for a walk or jogging on the spot for a few minutes can relieve anxiety, anger and agitation.

Being assertive, using statements like when you do, I feel and instead I’d like you to, can facilitate positive communication.

DSC09575When feeling very emotional, it often advised to avoid sending e-mails or texts.  Try saving such messages to drafts for a few hours and deciding how to proceed once calmer.

Calming Down

Where are you?
These specific questions help you reflect on your current lifestyle.
  1. What situations do you find stressful?
  2. How do you cope with stress?
  3. Do you find interacting with certain people stressful?
Where are you going?
These questions help you set realistic goals that move towards change.
  1. What would you like to change?
  2. Where would you like to be in
    • one month?
    • one year?
  3. What will you do
    • today?
    • this week?

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