How to Feel Better Right Now

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Would you like to feel very terrible today? Okay, easy! Hunch your shoulders, furrow your brow, and update your preferred news feed as fast as you can while assuming something very terrible is going to happen. Don’t take a break, and whatever you do, don’t breathe deeply.

If, on the other hand, you wish to accept that you don’t actually control the universe just by worrying and would like to feel better and more relaxed, our friends at Elemental have a guided relaxation that you can read or listen to:

This body scan will remind you to acknowledge the stress you’re holding — and can release — in every part of your body. It even includes affirmations you can say to keep your mind on track. In a matter of minutes, you’ll be feeling calmer. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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