Found this in Mindful.org's recent issue online in a February 17,2017 article Mindfulness for Anxiety: Research and Practice --
The present moment isn't always a place of rest. Meditation puts us in touch with our anxiety, and that's why it can be so helpful.
By Mindful Staff | February 16, 2017
Anxiety softens when we can create a space between ourselves and what we’re experiencing. When you react in ways that aren’t mindful, they can gradually grow into habits that are detrimental to your health and well-being. Consequently, these patterns of reactivity further your suffering or distress. This is why it’s so important to discern clearly the difference between reacting with unawareness and responding with mindfulness.
Give it a try and let us know how you like it. There are a ton of these "3 Minute Breathing Space" videos on Youtube based, I believe, on JKZ's version of same. Nice to interject these into our day, particularly when our pace is hectic and our stress and/or anxiety may be cranked up more than usual.