1. Don’t Forget to Breathe
When we’re stressed, we often stake quick, shallow breaths instead of the deep, nourishing breaths that our bodies need to function best. Duck away for just a few minutes and try this simple deep breathing exercise:
- Sit comfortably in a chair or on the floor with the lights dim.
- Inhale to a slow count of 8, letting your belly fill with air like a balloon.
- Hold that breath for a slow count of 8, then exhale to a count of 4.
- Repeat this cycle a few times until you feel relaxed and centered.
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