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Relaxing and calming exercises

If you are feeling anxious, scared or panicked there are many things you can do to help yourself cope. A common – and natural – response to anxiety is to avoid what triggers your fear, so taking any action might make you feel more anxious at first. It can be difficult, but facing up to how anxiety makes you feel can be the first step in breaking the cycle of fear and insecurity. Here are some simple exercises you can try that might calm you down.

Take a break

Focus on your breathing

Listen to music

Spend some time in nature

Try active relaxation


Imagine yourself somewhere else

Try guided relaxation

Get creative




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