Health / Mental well-being

Try Thinking Inside the Box

Animation of box breathing exercise
Take 5 for You

Five minutes can make a big difference.

Box breathing is a simple technique that can help to:

  • Reduce stress.
  • Increase relaxation.
  • Calm your mind.

Start by picturing a box. Trace each side of the box in your mind as you follow these steps:

  1. Inhale for 4 beats.
  2. Hold for 4.
  3. Exhale for 4.
  4. Hold for 4.

Repeat the exercise 3-4 times.