I heard deep breathing could help my stress. How do I do it?

  • Deep breathing is a good way to relax. Try it a couple of times every day. Here’s how to do it.
  • Lie down or sit in a chair.
  • Rest your hands on your stomach.
  • Slowly count to four and inhale through your nose. Feel your stomach rise. Hold it for a second.
  • Slowly count to four while you exhale through your mouth. To control how fast you exhale, purse your lips like you’re going to whistle. Your stomach will slowly fall.
  • Repeat five to 10 times.