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Noticing meditation is a great way to manage stress and feel calm when overwhelmed. Close your eyes and take slow deep breaths. Notice things that your hear. Notice things that you smell. Notice things that you feel. Taking a moment to notice what is happening right now, in the present moment, can help you feel calm and regain your composure.
Visualizing is a mindfulness technique to help you pause and focus on something in order to feel calm. Visualization is just imagining. Imagine that you are at the beach or in the mountains or in your favorite place. What things to you see there? What do you hear? What do you smell? What do you feel? Visualize some place that helps you feel calm and connected.
Practice taking gentle stretches while you take slow, deep breaths in and out. Let your head fall towards a shoulder, stretching your neck. Let your shoulders roll forward and back. Find small ways to breathe and move your body.