Something many of us get when we feel bad about ourselves, is stressed. Some activities, even small ones can feel huge and difficult. Stress can affect us in a variety of ways, but there are similarities. Many of us get tense or anxious and anxiety can have very negative effects on other parts of our lives like sleeping, eating, relaxing and generally taking care of ourselves. There are so many demands on our time and assaults on our self-worth, what many of us need is a breathing space and some resilience.
This exercise (in the video below) is helpful for feeling stressed and anxious. Anxious breathing is quick and shallow, this technique called the 4-7-8 method and helps to regulate deep breathing and lessen anxiety. The first video shows the basic method and can also be useful for children and the second video goes into a little more depth about the technique and benefits over time.
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