How to Calm Your Anxious Feelings
Part of the Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Feelings of anxiety often are accompanied by physical reactions. When your body trembles with anxious sensations like sweaty hands, a shaky voice, a racing heart, or an upset stomach, try a few relaxing breaths:
Put your hand on your abdomen.
Take a slow, deep breath and notice your abdomen expanding.
Hold that breath for 5 or 6 seconds.
Slowly breathe out and let your shoulders droop.
As you exhale, say the word relax to yourself.
Repeat this type of breath ten times.