Worried Or Stressed? A Quick Mindfulness Exercise For Calm and Inner Peace
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!
Do you practice any mindfulness techniques, and if so, which techniques have you found the most useful?