Sometimes this world can be incredibly stressful, so it’s important to take time out to relax. That’s easier said than done though, so at a time when anxiety and stress are high we’ve cut some of the stress out and gathered together some top tips and resources to help you relax.
Spend 10 minutes on your breathing
Breath in through your nose and imagine you are filling a ballon in your stomach and breathe out through your mouth.
Roll a Tennis Ball under your feet
Gently roll a ball under your arches, stopping to apply more pressure when you find a tender spot.
Take a Laugh Break
Working for hours at a time can be hard, and to help relax all we need to do is laugh, so watch a short video on Youtube or read a comic or whatever makes you laugh.
Ride on the Hogwarts Express
Take a (virtual) ride on the Hogwarts Express, courtesy of Universal studios. You won’t even have to face any Dementors!
Girls Like That Live
Girls Like That is an ensemble play exploring the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology.
King Lear Live
This version of King Lear was created specifically for younger audiences and played in schools across England.
Macbeth Live from the Globe
Watch Macbeth, created especially for young people, filmed from Shakespeare’s most famous stage, the Globe Theatre.
Cirque du Soleil Live
Stream this playlist of 1 hour specials of recorded shows from Cirque du Soleil.
Have a relaxing hot drink
Sometimes something small, like a hot drink, specifically the smells of a hot drink, can reduce stress levels.
Say your ABC’s backward
Saying the alphabet backwards to yourself can temporarily shift your focus and help you relax.
Body Scan Relaxation
Use these quick exercises from Newport Academy to relax your body and calm your mind.
Watch members of the Berliner Philharmoniker along with dancers perform The Toy Box. Free sign up required to watch
Play Comfort Games
Take your pick from these 10 comfort games, which encourage kindness, community and well-being.
Listen to an Audio Book
Amazon’s audio service. Can access a large collection of stories for educational and entertainment purposes.
Go on a virtual Disney ride
Take a trip to Disney land and have a virtual ride on the splash mountain ride.
Music to help with sleep
Having trouble sleeping or relaxing your mind, try playing this, lying down and taking some deep breaths.