When you start dealing with stress and anxiety, it can literally feel like everything is falling apart. Your heart starts racing. Your breathing gets more shallow. It may even feel like you’re having a heart attack. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to lower your level of anxiety, especially when it feels like you’re on the verge of a panic or anxiety attack.
In the video below, check out what I like to call the “10, 4, & 7 Rule”. This breathing exercise is so incredibly simple, but it works well. If you can remember these three numbers, you’ll be able to successfully navigate many stressful and anxiety-provoking situations.
It’s important to note, though, that this exercise doesn’t take the place of treatment to deal with anxiety. Rather, it’s a great tool to get you started as you being working through and understanding what’s causing you anxiety.