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7 Quick Ways to Calm the Mind by Chloe Brotheridge August 16, 2015 Focus on your body It's actually impossible to focus your attention onto your body and worry at the same time. Try it! Focus all of your attention on the feeling in your feet and toes. Notice the way they feel inside your shoes, pay attention to any tingles and their temperature. When we're fully focused on our bodies, there's no room for worry or overthinking and a calmness can take over the mind. You can do this...
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I am going to have to try these things! Thanks for posting! Another thing I noticed is that if I am sitting down and start to feel like I am losing control of breathing/racing heart... I just get up and walk it off. Literally. I think it's that flight or fight thing. If you just sit there, you don't get rid of that flight/fight thing until you get up and move around. Even if my legs feel like I am going to collapse under me, and my head feels as though I am going to faint... As...
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