When we’re stressed out, we tend to take small, shallow breaths. Or we even hold our breath.
Of course, this only exacerbates anxiety. We feel faint, lightheaded, tense and tight. Taking slow, deep breaths, however, soothes your sympathetic nervous system and promotes relaxation. This can lower blood pressure and heart rate. And it can reduce stress hormones.
Remember to say today: My Mental Health Is Happy, Positive And Optimistic.