is very important as it is the opposite of being tense and
anxious. The more tense we are the more we will think negatively
about what is happening to us. There are many different ways
to relax. The important thing is to try different ways until
you find something that is right for you.
some of these proven relaxation techniques …
Sit quietly in a relaxed position, focus on your breathing,
breathe deeply and slowly… in through your nose and
out through your mouth.
Practice doing things slowly and carefully, focus on the
small details of each task.
Make sure you have fun and treat yourself every day.
Do relaxing things each day like sport, exercise, listen
to music or whatever you enjoy.
Take lots of short breaks when studying.
Spread your interests and time into a range of different
Make time for your friends… talk to them on the phone
or go out.
Watch TV programmes and films that make you laugh.
Have a warm bubbly bath.
Take a walk on a regular basis.
Drink lots of water.
The mind has a way of ‘chattering’ away to us
whilst we are going about our daily routines. A way to relax
is to focus your attention on one task at a time and slow
down your actions. For example, you could be washing up at
the sink and whilst you are doing this, your mind could be
wandering around thinking about the next task, what you have
to do tomorrow etc… In this situation you could look
at each item you are washing and focus on cleaning it…
do this very slowly, paying attention to details of the items
you are washing. By slowing down your actions and paying attention
to the finer details of what you are doing, you can learn
to relax more.