How I Regained Control Of My Life
With 1 Life-Changing Breathing Technique
Finding the balance within the busy tasks of day-to-day life is tricky. And all too often, it can become easy to make yourself the last priority on the to-do list. Since nobody else is going to whisper in your ear that it’s time to take a breather, let me be the one to do that for you!
Today, schedule just a few minutes to regain control of your life with the deep breathing technique below. I guarantee you’ll experience a moment of calm and peace, and you’ll learn a skill that can center you in any of life’s stresses.
You can use this breathing technique throughout the day to help relieve stress and provide a sense of calm. It’s an incredibly effective way to get yourself centered and relaxed, whether you have two minutes or 20.
No matter what else is going on — work demands, deadlines, guests coming into town — when stress level is high, stop what you’re doing, close your eyes, and follow these simple breathing techniques:
Relax your body.
Find a comfortable place to sit. Close your eyes. Relax your neck and shoulders (the places you hold stress) as best you can.
Inhale through your nose.
It should feel like you’re slowly releasing the air from a balloon.
Keep it slow.
Match the speed of the inhale with the speed of the exhale. Don’t breathe in fast and out slow and vice versa. Easy and steady both in and out.
Expand the breath.
When you get comfortable with breathing this way, try and lengthen both parts of your breath. Keep your eyes closed, and relax.
There’s no reason to be stretched to the breaking point in your day-to-day life. You can regain control of every situation and reduce your stress level by practicing this deep breathing technique.