Stressed? Anxious? Feeling chaotic or pulled in too many directions? Just breathe. Deeply!
When you take the time to breathe deeply before reacting, responding, or overreacting, you allow your initial reaction to burn off somewhat, and you allow your breathing to slow a little bit – rapid breathing tends to make your body think it is in “fight or flight” mode, so your reaction tends to match as such if you don’t cool off a little bit.