The simplest way to relax your mind is to distract yourself. Concentrating on two different things at the same time is a difficult task. Whenever your mind is cluttered with distressing thoughts, try to replace the stress producing thoughts with something relaxing. You may consider any of the following tips :

  • Talking to a family member or a friend
  • Playing a quick computer game
  • Watching television, preferably a good comedy programme
  • Reading a book, newspaper or a magazine
  • Listening to your favourite music album
  • Getting involved in a sporting activity or a hobby
  • Going to a movie
  • Glancing through family / vacation photographs