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7 Surprising Things That Can Help You Stop Worrying

Breathe Slowly

The “4-7-8 breath” technique is touted as a calming practice and tool to combat anger.

Exhale completely through your mouth, then inhale through your nose for a count of four. Hold your breath for seven seconds, then exhale through your mouth for a count of eight. It’s not possible to breathe deeply and be anxious at the same time.

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A Breathing Technique
  1. Imagine your body as a balloon that slowly inflates and slowly deflates. Keep this image in your mind to get the maximum benefits from this breathing technique.
  2. Close your eyes and breathe in slowly and deeply through your nose.
  3. Hold your breath for 3 seconds.
  4. Slowly exhale through your mouth like you’re blowing a thin wisp of air until you have no more air in your lungs to breathe out.
  5. Repeat as many times as needed to calm yourself down.
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To do that, recognize and record your worries throughout the day, think it they are realistic and replace these negative thoughts with more realistic statements.

Journal Through It

By writing in a journal, you can work through your difficult emotions, uncover solutions to your issues, and change your perceptions and worries.

Getting started in journal writing can be a simple as a dedicated time each day to write down your inner thoughts. 

4-7-8 Breathing
Created by Dr. Andrew Weil this is breathing exercise to help you relax: 
  1. First, let your lips part. Exhaling completely through your mouth.
  2. Next, close your lips, inhaling sil...