Easy 60 Second Tips to Relax

By: Emily Bunsold

In the midst of all the preparation for exams this week, we could all probably use a tiny break from the late night study sessions and hours of cramming for upcoming tests. Even if you find yourself in need of some sort of escape during the 2-hour long test, these 30-60 second tricks to help you chill out will for sure leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle however many questions lay between you and summer break.

Trick #1

  1. Sit/lie down in a comfortable spot
  2. Tighten every muscle in your body from your toes all the way up to the muscles around your eyes and mouth
  3. Keep really tense for about 5 seconds
  4. Release all tension when you exhale
  5. Repeat as many times as you need to feel relaxed

Trick #2

  1. Taking deep breaths, focus on a calming word when you exhale
  2. If your mind begins to wander, bring yourself back to your breathing

Trick #3

  1. Close your eyes and focus on your nose
  2. Imagine cold air going in through your nose
  3. Then imagine warm air going out

Trick #4

  1. Imagine your body getting really heavy
  2. Start with your feet, all the way up to your head

Trick #5

  1. Take a deep breath a close your eyes
  2. Picture your perfect place to relax