Relieve stress using the Box Breathing Technique. Simply follow the steps on the image. Before you start, make sure that you are seated upright in a comfortable chair with your feet flat on the floor. Try to be in a stress-free, quiet environment where you can focus on your breathing. Keeping your hands relaxed, focus on your posture. You should be sitting up straight. This will help you take deep breaths. For additional breathing techniques click here.