How to Untangle and Reset After a Tough Day...

More information on Stress Management below (including time stamps and specific chapters):

Check out my skillshare course: How to Get Great at Just About Anything (Including Time Management/Personal Statements): (you can sign up for the free trial and discontinue after for free!)

LinkedIn (publications, professional stuff I'm up to!):
Twitter (my random thoughts and love of econ/medicine memes):
IG (literally me being extra af): h
Snapchat (literally me being extra af): @prerakcity
My Board Game:
My Podcast:
Join me on clubhouse (@prerakcity) and Instagram DM me (or twitter) if you'd like an invite!

Take a deep breath. Hold it for a moment, and then exhale. Feel more relaxed? Breathing exercises are one way to relax. Aside from this, I hope that, through this video, you will learn about different ways to relax your mind and body. Being relaxed can help ease stress. It can also relieve anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. Trying to untangle and reset were absolutely imperative skills for me to learn as a medical student, and I am so grateful that I learned them.

University of Michigan has also provided more insight into this here ( There are lots of ways to relax. Some ways are designed to relax your mind and some to relax your body. But because of the way the mind and body are connected, many relaxation methods work on both the mind and the body.

00:00-00:47 - Introduction

00:47-01:33 - Life is Overwhelming:
Is feeling overwhelmed with life something you deal with often? In ways others don’t seem to, or don’t understand? I will discuss what it means to get overwhelmed and often times, what can cause it. I will then give you different strategies to approach these feelings.

01:33-03:34 - Do Something KIND!
Doing something kind can help you step out of the cycle that you are in and also help to make you and someone else happier. Even something small like congratulating someone or telling someone that you were thinking of them can help!

03:34-05:39- Leverage Your Positive Control
Often times, when we are stressed, we feel incompetent and that we are not good enough. Do something that can break you out of this cycle and remind you just how much of a badass you are.

05:39-07:31 - Play It Out!
Think about the worst case situation. I know that this can be really stressful initially, but once you realize that you can overcome the challenges and that, regardless of what happens, the sun will still come up tomorrow, you will be all the more amazing in your ability to overcome stress.

07:54-09:19 - Recalibrate
Realize in the scheme of life, this is just a moment in time. Label the emotions you’re feeling as something outside yourself, because frankly, they ain’t you. Instead of thinking: I’m angry, I’m sad, I’m frustrated etc, think: I’m feeling anger, I’m experiencing sadness, fear is present. When you can separate your being from the emotion passing through you, perspective arrives.

09:55-11:31 - Mindfulness and Exercise

Applying to Medical School This Year? Join a facebook group that I co-host with Dr. Kevin Jubbal:

Outside of the techniques mentioned above, there are several other methods you can use to relax or reduce stress, including (taken from Cleveland Clinic's website:

Deep breathing exercises.
Mindfulness meditation.
Progressive muscle relaxation.
Mental imagery relaxation.
Relaxation to music.
Biofeedback (explained below).
Counseling, to help you recognize and release stress.

Here are some of my more popular videos:
Anki: All You Will Ever Need PLAYLIST:

How to Make Anki Cards from Med School Lectures (Part 1):

5 HUGE Limitations of ANKI (...And How to Get Around Them!):

How to EFFECTIVELY CRAM Using Anki (College Classes + Med School):

5 SIMPLE Ways to UP Your Anki Game! (EVERYTHING You Need; Strategies for ALL Subjects):
Be the first to comment