Here is a super quick tip to help you stay calm when under pressure.
Quick Tip: Breath.
Yep. That’s it.
It is that simple.
Studies have shown that deep breathing, especially when you feel under pressure helps to negate the “fight or flight” response and, being calm is a skill you can learn.
Like any skill, the more you practice being “calm” the easier it becomes for you to return to that state, especially when your thoughts are racing as you try to make sense of a stressful situation.
So, as Swami Sivananda says “An ounce of practice is worth a ton of theory”, let’s practice a simple breathing exercise to help you relax, refocus and regain your composure.
Practice this simple breathing exercise to stay calm when under pressure
Take a moment, right now as you read these words to:
- Take a deep breath in through your nose, softly open your mouth and breathe out.
- Do that again, this time with more vigour, really go for it!
- Take the biggest, baddest in-breath you have ever taken in through your nose and as you breathe out, make it the biggest, baddest exhale you have ever taken!
Don’t you feel better?
Repeat this simple breathing practice five times and you’ll soon be smiling, have a steady heart and feel satisfied with the world.
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Be well and thank you.