Worried Or Stressed? A Quick Mindfulness Exercise For Calm and Inner Peace

Last Update: November 26, 2019

Hi there,

even if we love working at our own businesses, stress, worries and even anger find their ways into our days sometimes. When that occurs I reach for a quick breathing exercise to regroup, one that I recommend to clients as well as friends.

It is deceptively simple, yet quite effective, especially when practiced often. You can say the accompanied words out loud, but you do not have to, if you are not in a private situation.

You can practice this in anywhere, no matter with whom you are with.

  • Breathe in
  • Think: Breathing in, I calm my body
  • Breathe out
  • Think: Breathing out, I smile

Repeat for a total of 3 times

Focusing on breath allows you to move away from the thoughts that previously occupied you, and give you a chance to take a break, after which you can approach any situation that you may be dealing with, from a calm perspective.

Sounds simple right? It is, yet do not underestimate the effectiveness of this small exercise, that can break through and re-direct negative thinking patterns, or save you from impulsive reactions.

I have personally found, the less I am focusing on the worries of business and every day life, the easier it is for me to create content, to focus on the needs of my readers and followers, and that I have more energy to actually complete the tasks at hand.

Try it, and let me know if you thought of it as useful!

Question:

Do you practice any mindfulness techniques, and if so, which techniques have you found the most useful?

Blessings

Claudia

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allancurtis Premium
Good advice, I use mindfulness and coach my clients to use these breathing techniques to relax, release anxiety and calm the mind. It is fast, effective and very easy.
Allan
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ClaudiaHB Premium
Hi Allen, mindfulness is awesome, isn't it? Once I discovered its power, a lot of the way I approached things changed

Blessings!
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allancurtis Premium
Yes, Claudia, I also use it in my hypnosis and guided meditation sessions, especially when working with anxiety issues.
It prepares the client, by calming the mind, and allows them to be open to the induction which follows.

Allan
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ClaudiaHB Premium
wow, I have never worked with hypnosis before, something I absolutely want to try! Interesting!
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allancurtis Premium
Becoming a Certified Professional Hypnotist, has changed my life mission!
You would find the move from Mindfulness Coach to Hypnotist a natural progression!
I am happy to guide you, should you wish to go down this path ... be cautious and choose a reputable certification program. :)

Allan
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ClaudiaHB Premium
thank you, Allen. I am quite interested for sure - what program would you recommend?
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allancurtis Premium
Check PM ... :)
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JerryMcCoy Premium
tried it and it works miracles.
Jerry
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Good information Claudia--no I just think about it and sometimes curse under my breath!

Jeff
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ClaudiaHB Premium
haha, yeah I used to do that - the only problem was, that I would catch myself thinking about whatever pissed me off hours later, even though there was nothing I could do about it anymore.

Another principle I try to remember when I fall down that rabbit hole: I ask myself the Stoic question - is this within my circle of control? If it is not, I drop it, using mindfulness techniques, if it is - I postpone any action or reaction is possible until I am in a better frame of mind.

Blessings!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thanks for the tip--right now, I know what I can and can't control, and frankly, I'm happy simply to get from one day to the other. I will remember this technique that you outlined, though, it certainly can't hurt! Thanks, Claudia!

Jeff
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ClaudiaHB Premium
you're very welcome! Blessings!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
And to you as well, Claudia!

Jeff
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Feochadan Premium
I use the mindfulness app "Waking Up" by Sam Harris - it's one of the best I've found so far. That little exercise of yours is very good, too!
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ClaudiaHB Premium
Sam Harris - yes! I think his app is about the best in this genre!
Blessings

Claudia
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