I recently wrote a 5 day email course titled, “5 Ways to Increase Your Belief Level When Starting Your New Business.” Tip #4 – Taking Time to Breathe through Challenges is an important element in self care. When you listen to your body, you will discover that your business benefits immensely.
When starting a new business there are many challenges that do arise that can slow down or stop new business owners in their tracks. Some of these issues are legitimate in nature. Others, arise from our over active minds – the “what if’s”. Worrying or stressing about these “what’ if’s” can over time harm your health and cause you to lose faith in your own ability.
One of the best ways I know to quiet the mind and get your belief level back on track quickly and easily is to take time to breathe. This particular exercise works especially well for women as it activates the parasympathetic nerve in our bodies.
Find a quiet spot in your home or business office. You can do this exercise either sitting or standing. Take a deep breathe all the way down to your abdomen, hold the breath for a count of 5, and breathe out for a count of 5.. When you breathe out make a pleasurable sound such as “aahhhh” or “haaa”. Allow a breath every hour or when a challenging situation occurs.
This breathing technique works to relax you. The vibration of this breath relaxes the throat.
You will find that over time this technique will become a habit for you, a habit that allows your body to relax during challenging situations.
“Breathing is the bridge that connects your mind, body, and spirit. Breathe not only to survive, breathe to thrive. Breathing to thrive is not corrective breathing. It is Preventive breathing.” Dr Ellie Drake