Slow rhythmic breathing can evoke a relaxing response within a few seconds. The following set of videos can help you achieve this. Each video shows a white triangle that expands and contracts. Inhale as it expands and exhale as it contracts. The words INHALE and EXHALE also serve as cues. The breathing pace of each video slows as you go scroll the page.
*****If breathing with the pacer feels uncomfortable in any way do not continue breathing with it.****
When you breathe with the pacer allow the breath to be gentle. There is no need to take big breaths. Even if each breath is only 1/2 of a full breath of air you will still get plenty of oxygen.
The most comfortable pace varies a bit from person to person, and ranges from about 5-7 breaths per min for most adults. That range is covered by the videos so you should be able to find one that is comfortable. Once you do, use it a few times a day to enjoy a minute or so of pure relaxation.