Love this simple breathing exercise when you don’t have the ability to think in the heat of the anxiety attack!
I’m no doctor but onetime when I was having a panic attackI made up the best breathing exercise for myself. If I am having a panic attack or on the verge of having one I always focus on my breathing. It definitelyhelps calmyou down. There are a lot of different breathing exercises out there but I had a hard time remembering them whenI was in the middle of losing myshit while having a panic attack.
That ishow I came up with the 5-5-5 method. At the time I was like what the hell am I supposed to be doing? Inhale for how many seconds? Hold it for what? Then exhale for how long? I know the 4-7-8 method is popular but when I was freaking out I couldn’t remember if it was 4-7-8, 8-7-4 or 7-4-8. I washaving anxietyabout remembering it while having a panic attack.
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