3. Sit Down
There are two very good reasons to sit down at this point. One is that if you are at any risk of fainting, then you need to be sat down so that you won’t fall and hurt yourself. Don’t worry too much about this – the human body is surprisingly resilient and especially when we are limp. But that said, it’s always better not to fall onto your face!
The other reason to sit down is that this will send signals to your body that you are calm and in no danger (or why would you be sitting down?). In fact, if you can find a chair that reclines and lean back a bit, this may do even better. Studies show that when we are in a more supine position, we feel more relaxed. This can even help to stimulate creativity!
At the same time, you can now make an effort to relax your body and your muscles. You can even use the ‘body scan’ technique, which involves going from your head to your toes, gradually making sure each muscle on the way is as completely relaxed as you can possibly make it.