Deep breathing is a simple technique to help us manage anxiety. It is also very discreet, nobody needs to know what we’re doing. It can be used anywhere at any time, whether we are sat at our desks at work, stood in a bus queue or simply out doing everyday errands. We can use deep breathing to help calm us and slow breathing down anywhere.
Let’s start by taking a deep breath.
Inhale. Breathe in slowly through your nose for 4 seconds.
Pause. Hold the air in your lungs for 4 seconds.
Exhale. Breathe out slowly through your mouth for 6 seconds.
Try to practice the deep breathing for at least 2 minutes, however you will find 5 to 10 minutes is often far more beneficial, however just one deep breathing routine can help us so much by slowing our breath down.