Breathing Techniques for Quick Anxiety Relief

As a 50-year-old woman, I have experienced my fair share of anxiety and panic attacks. One thing that has really helped me in moments of distress is focusing on my breath. I find a quiet place, sit down comfortably, and start taking slow, deep breaths. I usually count to four as I inhale, hold for a few seconds, then exhale for a count of six. I repeat this until I feel my body start to relax. It’s amazing how much relief I can find in just a few minutes of concentrated breathing. I also remind myself that this feeling is temporary, and it will pass. It’s not always easy, but finding techniques that work for you can make a world of difference in managing anxiety. Remember, you’re not alone in this, and it’s okay to seek help when you need it.