This is me counting as I breathe when I wake up in the middle of almost every night. Exhale longer than the inhale to promote relaxation.
it’s quite effective if you’re trying to relax or get calm in any situation.
When you find your mind wandering, (and it will) return your focus to your breath. It’s about being in the present, not thinking about anything in the past or future.
Have a wonderful, relaxing day!