I was in the elevator, and as I frequently do I took a deep inhale and let it out. A woman goes, "Yeah, life is hard!"
I realized that people think we should only let out a big long relaxing exhale if we are having troubles, or are frustrated.
I remembered being in a long meeting and I took a deep breath and exhaled to give me some energy. The boss glared at me, thinking I was making a statement.
But a deep breath is a treat, we can take it anytime, anywhere. It is natural and relaxing. Don't wait until you are tense, tired or frustrated to use a deep breath. Find little times in your day to take a deep breath.
- in the car just before you start it
- at a long stoplight
- while your computer is booting up
- before you go to sleep
- before you lift something...even something light
Take a deep breath
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