Life has a way of throwing us curve balls when we least expect them. Often, when a stressful moment occurs, we're not in a position to take a pause to reassess or reframe. We have to soothe ourselves on-the-spot and keep going about our day. That’s why it’s crucial to have some self-care strategies in our back pocket that we can deploy anytime, anywhere.

These five in-the-moment techniques will help you catch your breath, keep your cool, and care for your mind and body while facing even the most stressful of scenarios.

1. Your manager volunteered you to give a snap presentation.