Feeling a little stressed? Don’t worry, many Americans are. Not only has the election surprised many of us, but anxiety and stress has risen over the past few years.

According to Statistic Brain, 77% of Americans regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress and 48% feel their stressed has increased over the past 5 years.

But while these stats are worrying, there are techniques we can use to calm down. Fortunately, breathing exercises can be quite helpful, according to research.

Not only can they help you be focused on the present, but they can “trick” your body into calming down.

Check out the breathing exercises below in this infographic created by Happify.




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