Do a Body Scan
Stress can often show up in various ways throughout your body, which is why Sandra Thébaud, PhD, a stress-management specialist, said to do a body scan whenever you feel stressed and need to relax. "Begin with your head and move down to your feet. If you notice any tension, exhale and release the tension. Consciously releasing tension from your body can give you an immediate feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation," Dr. Thébaud told POPSUGAR.
Additionally, she recommends focusing on the things you're grateful for because "Gratitude gives us perspective and keeps us from thinking that everything in our life has gone wrong."