When your anxiety makes your heart beat faster and your lungs take in shallow breaths, you’ve probably been told to do breathing exercises. Sometimes it’s hard to remember to breathe in for three counts, hold that breath for three counts, and release it for three counts. Sometimes it feels completely pointless.
But breathing exercises can really help. If you have access to a computer the next time your anxiety flares, here are some GIFs that can assist you with your breathing:
If you still need help reaching a calmer mindset after your anxiety gets the best of you, there are also plenty of GIFs that are meant to soothe you, to remind you what it feels like to experience peacefulness:
If you suffer from anxiety, you might need to get creative when it comes to finding ways to calm yourself down. These GIFs might be exactly what you need.