Here are a few strategies to help you calm down or relax.
Take a deep breath, hold it for a few seconds and then release it. On inhaling, the tummy should expand and not the chest. Breath in for 7 and out for 11!
Listen to music
It's a great way to relax. Fast beats can increase the heart rate and induce a feeling of excitement in the child. Music played for relaxation should be soft.
Go for a walk, skipping in the garden, running up and down the stairs.
Laughter is the best medicine! Read a funny story, watch a funny programme or tell some jokes.
Draw a picture of a happy time, or colour a picture in.