When’s the last time you took a moment, paused what you were doing and took a deep breath?
Think about it…been a minute, huh? Exactly!
We all know life gets hectic and we don’t really take the time to just sit around and take a couple deep breaths and relax. Well, today is the day you practice a technique that literally takes less than 2 minutes!
When you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed or getting to a point where your stress level is going into overdrive, stop what you’re doing and take a quick break and follow these steps:
- Sit still with your hands on your lap and your feet flat on the ground
- Take a deep breath in through your nose for 5 seconds.
- Hold your breath for 4 seconds.
- Exhale for 8 seconds.
- Repeat about five times.
Completing this small deep breathing technique helps me calm my nerves when I’m upset or stressed out so that I don’t completely freak out in the middle of my day.
Try utilizing a deep breathing technique when you need to take care of yourself this week and see if it helps diffuse those overly stressful moments that we all have sometimes!!