The goal of resilience warmup exercises is to help you feel relaxed and calm so you can think and react more effectively when facing challenges. All of the other resilience muscles work more easily and effectively when you are warmed up. If you practice one or more of these exercises regularly, you will become even more effective at calming yourself down so you can do it easily when you need to.

Some simple daily exercises you can practice to warm up are:

Breathing: Count to five as you breathe in slowly through your nose. Hold for a count of three, then count to five as you breathe out through your mouth. Repeat three times.

Shoulder Roll: Stand or sit tall, as though you had a string pulling from the top of your head toward the ceiling. Roll your shoulders in circles–start by moving them forward,  circle up and back, and then drop them into a relaxed position. Repeat five times.