Stop and Breathe


When anxiety flares, take a time-out and think about what is making you feel nervous. Anxiety is typically experienced as worrying about a future or past event.

You may be worried something bad is going to happen in the future or feel upset over an event that has already occurred. Regardless of what it is, a big part of the problem not being mindful of the present moment.

Anxiety loses its grip when we take focus off of worry and bring awareness to the present.

The next time anxiety starts to take you out of the present, regain control by sitting down and taking a few deep breaths. Taking a moment to stop and breathe can help restore a sense of personal balance and bring you back to the present moment.  Breathing exercises are powerful relaxation techniques that can help ease your body and mind of anxiety while turning your attention towards the present.