7 Ways to Beat Stress – 4
No. 4: Practice Guided Imagery
This technique has the same relaxation benefits of deep breathing. Here's how it works:
Sit somewhere quiet and picture yourself in a calm and peaceful place, such as a beach. Imagine walking through this place and taking in its sights, sounds, and smells.
While your imagination is working, breathe slowly and deeply.
Keep this up until you are fully relaxed.
Ease back slowly into the real world.
To get started, you can search online for podcasts that will talk you through the process. Nurses, counselors, therapists, or other professionals can also help you learn how to do this on your own.