Some days, life feels likes a blur. We are on the proverbial roller coaster of life, with all of the ups, downs, spins and circles that we can handle.
On National Relaxation Day, our goal is to slow down and notice the awesome things that surround us.
One of the simplest ways to slow down is through deep breathing several times a day.
Deep breathing is a powerful means of recharging yourself. It can convert fatigue into energy and restlessness into calmness. Click to tweet
Deep breathing helps to expand our lungs and increase our unconscious natural capacity during the rest of the day. It can provide energy when we experience the afternoon lull or during those sometimes dreaded meetings. It can serve as a break from the increase of stress during our day and help us to get refocused when faced with a difficult situation or project. It can be used during an emergency to increase our capacity for problem solving and decrease the effects of the stress response such as muscle tension, headaches and increased heart rate.
Though deep breathing seems to be an incredibly simple suggestion, it can have very powerful effects. It can be done by anyone, anywhere and in any circumstance. I tend to do my deep breathing while I check my email messages, when I am driving and when I first jump into bed at night. This brings me the focus and relaxation that I am looking for.
Beverly’s Hot Tip For Building Resiliency and For Celebrating National Relaxation Day:
Try deep breathing today and notice the effect it has on you. Once started, it will soon become one of the best stress busters in your arsenal.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!
National Relaxation Day Infographic