Time For Action
To make sure you don’t freak out during your next stressful encounter, but instead remain calm, confident and speak with intelligence, let’s practice some deep breathing.
Go ahead and remember a time you experienced a traumatic or stressful situation where you either lost control or just didn’t know what to do. Perhaps someone said something that caught you off guard and your blood began to boil or you got into a car accident and didn’t know what to do. Got one?
Now go ahead and take a really big inhale through your nose, then open your mouth and let go of that trauma with a big exhale. Next, resume deep breathing but close your mouth and breath in and out of your nose only. Try to lengthen your inhale and exhale to at least 6 seconds. After about a minute, notice the calming sensation that occurs in both your body and mind when you breathe deeply through your nose.
In the next few blog posts I’ll be posting, we’ll dive into detail with several breathing techniques, but for now, just make sure whenever you experience a stressful situation forget about trying to remember a strategy. Instead, your default action should always be to breathe deep. And when you do, you’ll suck in valuable oxygen into your brain, which will then allow you to think clearly and take the right action with confidence so remember this one:
Breathe First Think Later!
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