Day 6: Breathing 101

Sometimes when I wake up it can feel like I’m suffocating. It feels slow & each breath makes me feel even more exhausted than my last. I wasn’t sure what it was attributed to until I realize that I have this annoying habit of holding my breathe in moments of incoming stress.

When does it catch me?

  1. When I’m in deep thought.
  2. When I get upset.
  3. When I’m looking for something.
  4. At the beginning of the cleaning process.
  5. When I have to actually pick out an outfit.
  6. When I’m cooking a new dish.
  7. When I feel numb.
  8. At the take off & landing of the plane.
  9. When I think about how far the fridge is from my room.
  10. Knowing I have to meet up with the fams soon.

These are just the 10 ten that came to my mind naturally. This habit, brought on by any number of triggers, can be a problem when I am in the middle of something important that requires me to THINK with INTENTION.

Breath = Thought Flow

If the flow of oxygen is cut off from my brain, and the rest of my body, how can I process my emotions, my thoughts, how I can move in the ways that show me at my best instead of my not so charming other half?

The reality is you don’t. Focusing on breathing is the surest way to begin bringing myself back to the process of re grounding myself. It’s not just vital to being able to live. It is also the vital choice you make in order to make the best prosperous decisions for yourself & those around you.

Take sometime today & pay attention to your body. Remember to take a deep breath in & slowly exhale completely, if you:

  1. Feel nervous.
  2. Feel scared.
  3. Feel doubt.
  4. Feel embarrassed.
  5. Get easily excited.
  6. Tend to get distracted.
  7. To calm oneself in the midst of sorrow.
  8. Trying something new.
  9. Meeting new friends.
  10. Taking up a leadership role.

Breath = Choice

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