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Deep Breathing Exercises

When you feel like you can’t control what is happening around you, remember that you can control your breathing. Breathing exercises can help calm you down when you are stressed or dealing with anxiety, and it is super easy to do.

Here’s how:

  1. Get comfortable in a quiet room. You can do breathing exercises standing up, sitting down, or even lying on the floor. 
  2. Slowly breathe in through your nose, as deep down into your belly as you are comfortable with, and feel the air going into your stomach.
  3. Slowly breathe out through your nose or mouth, concentrating on the air leaving your body. 
  4. Repeat this process for at least five minutes or until you feel calmer. 
  5. You can also close your eyes or put your hands on your stomach or chest to feel the air filling your body. If your mind is racing, steadily count to 5 as you breathe in and steadily count to 5 as you breathe out.