If you are stressed, it can feel difficult to enjoy your life in the present. Try these calming exercises and use the ones that are helpful to you.
Just bringing your awareness to your breath can be calming. As you breathe in, become aware of your inhale, and as you breath out become aware of your exhale. Naturally your attention will wander. When you notice that, just gently bring it back to your breath, as often as needed.
Use the image below to practice rhythmic breathing.
Tuning Into Your Five Senses
Sit in a comfortable upright position with your feet planted on the ground. Rest your hands on your legs. Notice your breath, however you are breathing. Then, begin to bring awareness to each of your 5 senses, one at a time. Notice how each sense is being activated in that moment. It doesn’t matter which order you go.