Dr. J here again. If you have been feeling anxious or worried, deep breathing can really help. Here is an easy way to practice this activity.
Before you begin, think about your stress level. How worried do you feel?
Find a comfortable, quiet place. You can lie on your back or sit down.
Breathe in a full breathe and breathe out. Try to focus on your tummy rising with each breathe.
As you breathe in, feel your tummy rise. As you breathe out, feel your tummy lower. Try doing 10 breaths.
Now think about your stress or worry. Has your worry changed?
If you find this helpful, try it again. Maybe schedule this activity three times a day to help with stress. Doing this before bedtime can really help with sleep.
hope you find some time to pause and breathe this week!
Until next time,
Dr. Jordan L. Nordquist
Board Certified General Psychiatrist
Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist