breathe away anxiety

I'm not really a woo woo kinda guy.

I do however subscribe to the power of breathing.

Breathing is something we all do, but not something we all actively think about.

Breathing directly relates to how calm and clear-headed we are.

In fact some of the greatest minds in our lifetime meditate

(There's a lot of fluff around the word 'meditation', a better term would be a mindfulness practice.)

The point is —

Take control of your breath,

and you'll take back your life from

the clutches of anxiety+

When the pressures on, breath it away.

There's an old anonymous saying (which I will proceed to butcher startinnnnng now) 'if you can't find the time to meditate for 20 minutes then you should meditate for an hour'.

Antidote ~

Controlled breathing is one cure to rid yourself of anxiety, whether that's

a mindful breathing practice (such as box breathing — 4 seconds in breath, 4 second hold, 4 seconds out breath, 4 second hold)

or a daily meditation practice (The simplest form is focusing on your breath — In - out. deep breathing. If you lose yourself to thought or feeling (monkey minds) this is natural. Acknowledge it, 'oh I'm thinking', then focus back on your breath — that's it.

20 minutes - 10 minutes - 5 — however much you want to give.

breathe it away

related wisdom

headspace app — guided meditation app —— (google play link)

"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am." — Sylvia Plath

"Smile, breathe and go slowly." — Thich Nhat Hanh

box breathing guide