Take Slow, Deep Breaths
The feelings of overwhelm and anxiety get you “amped up”, increasing your heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, stress hormones, muscle tension, and other physiologically damaging effects to your mind-body system.
One of the best ways to counteract this sensation is to take slow deep breaths. Breathing techniques help you to regulate your body’s energy levels and can profoundly soothe your mind and body when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Breathe in for five seconds, hold for five seconds, breathe out for five seconds. Repeat.