The moving image that can help manage your anxiety.

Now, this trick to help you deal with anxiety isn’t exactly a new one.

In fact, it’s been around for a couple of years, but for many of us who have been too involved with, you know, stressing the hell out, we may very well have missed it.

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To put it simply, it’s a tool to help you with anxiety. And it’s dead easy to do.

Watch Mia Freedman talk about how she handles her anxiety below. Post continues after video.

Now, it’s only a little thing, but it might be something that makes all the difference between having a good day and an awful one. And for those of us who struggle with anxiety, it’s a tool that can apparently not only quiet stress, but also promote happiness.

It comes in the form of a gif (basically a moving picture). Along with watching the gif, you should also breathe to the rhythm of the gif’s movement.

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Sure, the image - which begins as a simple line which quickly unfolds into a triangle, then a square, and finally ends its series of patterns as a full-fledged octagon before returning to its original form - isn’t a cure-all, but if it helps those faced with stress or anxiety to overcome an attack, it's worth trying.

And as AnxietyBC notes, "calm breathing, or the method of slow breathing with a focus on expanding and contracting the diaphragm, is a common tool many people with anxiety use throughout the day to relieve themselves from the discomfort brought on by anxiety."

So what’s the worst that can happen? Give it a go.

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