Math Survival Guide: Dealing with Math Anxiety 07
"You have not lived a perfect day,
Sometimes it takes a lot of practice to learn how to relax, especially if you
are a stressed out student. You probably don't even realize that the muscles
in your back, neck and shoulders are knotted up all the time.
The following are simple exercises that will help you relax. For some of
these, you’ll want to set aside twenty minutes for a stress vacation, while
others are quick things you can do while driving or before a test. Work these
into your daily routine and practice, practice, practice. You’ll soon be feeling
less stressed out.
Head to Toe Inventory
This exercise is a great thing to do when you have twenty minutes or so,
like before bedtime or when you are taking a study break. Lay on a bed or
somewhere else that's really comfortable or sit up straight in a comfy chair.
Put on some nice soothing music (something without vocals is best) or one of
those "nature sounds" CDs or just have it quiet. (No Metallica or Green Day!)
If "quiet" in your house or dorm is an impossible thing, get some head
What you’re going to be doing is working your way through all the major
muscle groups in your body – first, tightening them, then, letting them
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