Stress, anxiety, and depression are all becoming more and more prominent issues in our society. Why? We’re stressed out by the demands of society on a modern lifestyle, and many of us aren’t aware of how to combat these feelings when they sneak up on us. Using affirmations with breathing exercises to calm anxiety are a great way to stop negative thoughts dead in their tracks.
Find a quite place to practice your deep breathing exercises. Read and reflect using the affirmation below.
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Affirmation Using Breathing Exercises to Calm Anxiety
I breathe in calmness and breathe out anxiety.
Each breath I take cleanses my mind. Calmness fills my lungs and spreads throughout my body with each inhalation. Stress and anxiety leave my body as I exhale. I spend the entire day constantly renewing myself as I breathe. I breathe in calmness and breathe out anxiety.
Breathing is my anchor to peace and serenity. Put your hand on your stomach. Take a deep breath in slowly through your nose. Breathe in calmness. Your stomach should rise. Let your breath out slowly through your mouth releasing your anxiety.
I am always at peace, because I can take my breath everywhere I go.
Focusing on my breathing keeps my mind in the present moment. There is nothing to worry about in the present, only in the past or the future. I know anxiety is temporary. By remaining present, I naturally feel calm and relaxed.
My ability to relax in stressful situations continues to grow. I sometimes feel anxious in the most stressful situations, but I am strengthening my ability to cope with them. I am so pleased with my progress. I know I can handle anything life may bring my way.
My ability to enjoy my life is increasing, too. My true-self is being revealed by my calm mental state. I am free of stress and anxiety.
Today, I remember to be aware of my breath and the many benefits it provides. I allow all of my stress and worries to leave my body with each breath. I welcome the soothing powers of each breath of fresh air. I breathe in calmness and breathe out anxiety.
Self-Reflection Questions after the Breathing Exercises to Calm Anxiety :
What is causing me the most stress in my life right now? What can I do about it?
Do I allow my mind to focus too much on the past or the future?
What is one action step I can take to live in the moment?
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