1. Breathe deeply
As you breathe in, feel your lower abdomen (not your chest) swell. Slow each breath down until you are breathing about 8-10 times a minute. Then listen to each breath coming and going.
2. Move slowly
Calm people move at a relaxed pace, speak at a relaxed pace, breathe at a relaxed pace. Consciously slow down these actions and you will become calm.
3. Relax your face
To relax the tension that gathers in the facial area, slightly raise the eyebrows (relaxes the brow muscles), place your tongue against the roof of your mouth (the jaw muscles), then smile (the cheek muscles).
4. Massage your feet
You can access the reflexology points that help you relax by pressing your fist in the hollow of your foot. Slowly press up as you breathe out.
5. Have a lavender bath
Add 5 drops of lavender oil to a warm bath, turn off the lights, and listen to your breathing. Better still, listen recordings designed to relax, such as DEEP CALM.
6. Write down your worry
It's amazing how quickly your anxieties vanish when you write them down and see them in their true perspective.
7. Listen to the quiet
If you can't imagine what "quiet" sounds like, choose a recording that will ease you into that state of mind. DEEP CALM and such albums were designed to achieve these calm states of mind.