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Deep Breathing - The Natural Anxiety Medication

As life goes on and you get tangled in tasks, you forget to breathe and just take time to relax. The truth is, most people don't know how they can relax. Sure you can take your mind off things for a while by playing games or watching movies but that doesn't relax your mind. Not only can this help you calm down during an anxiety or panic attack, it can also help you gain better insight into the way you think. Deep breathing, done with meditation can effectively reduce your anxiety.

So How Do I Start Deep Breathing?

Following these few easy steps may be a good starting point.This method is often known as square breathing.

    • Imagine a square with the number 4 written on each side.
    • Breathe In For 4 Seconds
    • Hold It In For 4 Seconds
    • Breathe Out For 4 Seconds
    • Hold It For 4 Seconds
    • Repeat Until You Are Calm
    Of course you can substitute the number 4 for whatever is comfier for you.
    Perhaps try following the GIF if the steps are hard to follow

    So What Are The Benefits Of Deep Breathing?

    Well deep breathing offers multitudes of benefits. Even though it won't fix your anxiety, it can help you calm yourself down really easily. Here are a few benefits of deep breathing.
    • Improves Immunity
    • Relieves Pain
    • Increases Energy
    • Helps With Insomnia
    • Improves Digestion
    • Improves Stamina
    • And much much more

     As hard as it might get to focus on tasks in life, just taking a few minutes to breathe deeply and relax can benefit you both physically and mentally. Give your brain time to be alone. Make this into a habit. Are there any specific things that calm you down? Write Them In The Comments. Good luck!

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