4 simple breathing exercises to beat anxiety

You can do these breathing exercises at your desk – and no one will know. (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

(Natalie Morris/ Metro) — Being at work can be stressful at the best of times.

But if you’re navigating a return to the office after a long time away, starting in a new role with more responsibility, or going through something difficult in your personal life, you might find your workplace anxiety is spiking.

Feeling anxious when you’re in the office or surrounded by colleagues can be horrible. There is often pressure to hide it, to push it down, to focus on the job.

But anxiety always has a way of making itself known, and can manifest as a rapid heart rate, shallow breathing, irritability, sweatiness, an inability to concentrate, or even a panic attack. (…)

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