9. Change Gear
Research has found that the time between stressed and relaxed can be as short as 30 seconds. So when you are stressed start working at thinking positively with the aim of changing to a calmed state. Effective ways to change from stressed to calm is to focus on family, children or spouse or anything else which produces positive feeling within you. Try to visualize them and exclude all other thoughts and soon the breathing will return to normal, the muscles will relax and a feeling of calm will return.