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Living with anxiety - 10 top tips: #9
9: Take steady, deep breaths
Deep breathing is a great technique to use during moments of high anxiety as it has an immediate calming effect.
Take a long, steady breath in through your nose, filling your lungs from the bottom to the top.
Hold your breath for a few seconds - perhaps count to three or four.
Exhale slowly through pursed lips and you will feel the muscles in your face, jaw, shoulders, and stomach relax. You can repeat this process a few times if you want to. If you're really busy you can always prioritise a couple of minutes to do this when you're totally alone and things are relatively quiet - perhaps in the loo!
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