Deep breaths are one of the best ways to reduce feelings of stress and overwhelm. When you breathe deeply, you send a message from your body to your brain, as well as to your nervous system, that all is well and you can relax. You’ll get a calmer heart, reduced blood pressure, and reduced tension and constriction in the body. Your brain will work better, giving you greater clarity and increased problem-solving ability.
So check in with yourself various times during the day. Chances are you will find yourself breathing more shallowly, into your chest. That’s a good time to take three good deep belly breaths and get your breathing back on track.
“We have to breathe anyway, we might as well be breathing efficiently and with power.” ~Lee Holden