Like most of you I can create some crazy-long “to do” lists. Right now I’m studying for an exam I will be taking in 2 1/2 hours, finishing up some work stuff, writing and throwing another load of laundry in the dryer.
When I get too busy, too frantic and too overwhelmed I often find myself with my mouth slightly open breathing very shallow – like a dog panting. This is not good.
Your body needs oxygen to function and we all could do with a nice, deep breath. Try it with me.
- Breathe in slowly, filling your lungs until you can’t fill them any more.
- Now breathe in a teensy bit more.
- Hold and release.
- Do this a few times and notice how your heart rate has decreased and your stress level has dropped.
The next time things get out of control and you feel yourself losing it – step away from the Girl Scout cookies and take in a few deep breaths.
Now go run!