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When we daydream, we form alternate-reality thoughts with the assistance of the default mode network - a cluster of brain regions. Researchers found this network is most active when we are not focusing on anything.
Breathing calms down our fight-or-flight responses and opens up the opportunity for us to relax ourselves and our nerves in order to choose the most considerate and constructive response, appropriate for the situation.
There are times where we feel like we are about to explode from all the anger and frustration that we feel. Oftentimes, it's better to let it all out. However, during times where this is not applicable, we can use the power of breathing in order to release the tension we feel.
According to several large scale surveys, up to one in three adults is affected by an anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Anxiety symptoms include tense muscles, dry mouth, irritability, making it hard to focus. It can randomly pop up at the most unexpected times.
Instead of hoping our anxiety will go away by itself, it's more helpful to reset our body, mind, and plan. And it takes less than ten minutes.
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