. . . to take a slow. long. and deep breath.
Seriously, right now in this moment, you can do that!
This life we lead, the world that surrounds us, the sites and sounds we wish weren’t there but probably don’t even notice–all of these things get to us and they definitely get to our children (which comes back around to us just so we’re clear).
Stop and Breathe
Stopping and breathing helps us reset.
Stopping and breathing reminds us that we don’t have to do it all right now.
Stopping and breathing is your right as a human being. Get back into this present moment. This one. Right now.
One Way to Take Your Breath
This is one way I’ve learned to take a solid deep breath, which I’ve taught my children as well. They might not do it when I am doing it, but I’m modeling this tool and calming method so they’ll know it’s available later in their lives if needed.
You start by breathing in to the count of four.
Inhale 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . . 4
And then breath out to the count of eight.
Exhale 1 . . 2 . . . 3 . . . . . 4 . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Repeat once more now and then as often as necessary.
When we give ourselves what we need, we not only benefit directly, but we show our children how they can live their very best lives. And yes to our best lives!
Huge love and support to you,
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