7 Ways to Calm down Quickly ...


Certain situations or people can trigger emotional reactions that we may feel as though we have no control over.

Getting all worked up proves no good for anyone, especially you.

If you find yourself in a fizzle and need to cool it, then here are 7 ways to help you calm down quickly...

1. Breathe

It’s the most obvious solution and yet also the most effective.

As soon as you feel yourself freaking out and wish you could calm down quickly, concentrate on nothing but your breath.

With each inhale go further into yourself, and on the exhale, let it all out.

2. Frisky

When our tempers flare or frustrations build, we become far too entrenched in our heads, letting our thoughts run away with us.

If you find yourself getting lost in the mental chatter then simply pinch your bottom.

That’s right, to calm down quickly pinch your bottom in order to jolt yourself out of your head and back into the rest of your body (and what better place to pinch!).

3. Fast Forward

Whether or not your partner remembered to switch the lights off will probably not matter to you in 10 years time (let's hope not).2

If you want to calm down quickly then fast forward 10 years and ask yourself if what you are getting bent out of shape for now will matter then?

A little perspective always helps.

4. Primal Instinct

I once looked after a child that would growl briefly when he became agitated and then carry on his merry way;

it was his way of releasing the negative emotions.

Words are a far more ‘appropriate’ tool for expressing how you feel in the adult world, but I think the kid was on to something.

If I need to calm down quickly, and the situation allows, I simply shut my eyes and let out a quick, deep growl.

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