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Are You Taking The Time To Breathe Through Challenges?

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

12 Responses to “Are You Taking The Time To Breathe Through Challenges?”

  1. This sure sounds a lot like me! LOL! I am going to give this technique a try. Great info; thanks for posting!

  2. Thanks Kirk. I appreciate your comments. And share the breathing technique with the women in your life.

    I liked your Beach Body site. Wearing my other hat, I’m also a Health and Wellness Educator.

  3. I completely agree with the principle!

    Hope the email course has been received well.


  4. Sandi,

    Since I can’t always make the time for a bike ride or a run when I’m feeling stressed, I will make the time to step away from the computer for those few minutes to simply breathe. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. This technique really does work I used to use a version of it when I suffered from anxiety/panic attacks. It actually has the most amazing calming effect.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Great post, Sandi.
    I am usually very mindful of my breathing. HOWEVER, when stressed, I sometimes catch myself actually holding my breath. That’s when I stop and take a moment to take a few deep breaths. Gets the oxygen flowing again (literally) and calms me down instantly.

  7. Keri, yes to both. The breathing technique does indeed work. AND yes I’ve received thumbs up from several of my subscribers. They said just keep these email courses coming. Yeah!

  8. Thanks Mallie,

    And yes sometimes that’s all that’s needed is a simple reminder. I appreciate your comments.

  9. Thanks Kittie for your thumbs up. Yes it does work. I know I’ve used it as well. Experience is a great teacher. Yet it’s amazing how many women are not informed in this arena.

  10. Thanks Natasha, I appreciate your thumbs up. It’s amazing how many women are not aware or informed of this simple, but powerful technique. Oxygen is our life breath.

  11. Sandi I was very glad to see this post. We tend to forget the simple things like breathing. I like to see posts where you end your reading with something to think about, change or add to your experience. So again thanks for the reminder!

  12. Thanks Sam. I appreciate your comments. And I checked out your site late last evening and decided that I will definitely check it out more in depth.

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