Take a breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, then exhale for 6 seconds.
Do you feel better? I know I do!
This is called triangle breathing and its a different take on the same concept we’ve seen, read, and probably have done before. I’ve shared about Box breathing before. This is similar to that!
The goal for breathing like this is that your exhale is longer than your inhale. This signals to the brain that you are not in any true danger. Or you wouldn’t be able to consciously hold your breath for 4 seconds either!
Try this next time you are feeling stressed and let me know how it goes.