I don’t remember where I came across this on the interwebs (it can be found in a number of places) but this simple little GIF has been a wonderful tool in my “Stop My Heart Palpitations” toolbox. It’s really simple, but that is the beauty of it.
All it does it expand and contract with geometric shapes. You can sync your breathing to it and really helps with anxiety. When I’m anxious, my heart palpitations go wild, so anything to calm me down is a blessing. It’s a small thing, but I have put it on my phone and look at it when I’m really feeling anxious.
There are a number of breathing techniques to try to help stop heart palpitations (I’ve covered some of them HERE) but this is a great place to start.
HERE IT IS (The Breathing Exercise GIF for anxiety):
What do you think? Have you tried this? Do you like it?