Take a deep, slow breath in through your nose and out through your mouth in a steady rhythm. Do this couple of times.
Open your window or door and take a few moments to notice the fresh air, the weather and the sky.
Move your body in any way that’s comfortable for you. Even standing up, turning around and sitting down again or just clapping your hands can help us feel energized.
Fill your favorite glass or mug with water and take a few sips, noticing if it’s cool or warm.
Take a Break
Take a 10 second break to drink your tea, stretch your body or blink your eyes a few times — whatever you need to feel more refreshed.
Try the STOP technique: Say ‘STOP’ firmly to yourself. Breathe out fully. Drop your shoulders and unclench your hands. Count slowly down from 5 to 1.
Take a moment to notice how you’re sitting, standing or lying and adjust your position to be more
Try our neck and shoulder relaxation exercise (only do what’s comfortable for you): Breathe out for a count of four, in for a count of two. Pull your shoulders down towards the floor, then let them go— try not to control the release.
Use your Senses
Take 10 seconds to really use one of your senses: Listen to what’s going on around you. Look for something colorful or eye-catching. Taste or smell a piece of fruit or cup of tea. Touch the material you’re wearing and notice the different textures.
Take a moment to think about one thing you’re looking forward to later today or tomorrow. Really imagine how much you’ll enjoy it (even if it’s something simple like a tasty bowl of soup for lunch or putting clean pajamas on).