don’t forget to breathe
I am not sure about you but I was never taught how to breathe. Or rather breathe well. Because we come out into the world breathing, its taken for granted that we know how to do it and do it well. The fact is most of us don’t breathe enough for a lot of our day. We shallow breathe mostly and every now and again, we may take a deep breath. And yet breathing is so important, and for so many reasons, which I am sure you know.
So, let’s try this. When you wake up in the morning, before you get out of bed or should I say before you reach for your phone or your ipad, take a deep breath, one that fills your lungs and widens your chest and then let it out slowly, all the way from the top of your head, gradually moving down your body until the breath is expelled from the soles of your feet. Better still, have a couple more of these deep breaths and then start your day.
During the day, pause. Anywhere. You may be standing in the queue at the post office or waiting at the traffic lights, stop, pause, take a deep breath, count 1, 2, 3, 4, then retain that breath for another 2 counts, 1, 2 and then let it all go, for 1, 2, 3, 4 counts. Do these a couple of times and it slows you down and gets you breathing well, feeling better and making better decisions.
So, don’t forget to breathe and breathe well.