And Breathe …

Daily breathing exercises has to be the number one priority for psychological resilience!
If you can practice breathing for just 5 minutes twice a day, morning and evening, this will reduce stress and anxiety, and help increase energy. Not immediately, but over a 2 to 3 week period, you will see a noticeable effect.

The great thing about breathing is that the exercises can be done anywhere – the main thing is that you’re focused just on the breathing.

Here are three exercises you can use:

Inhale in to the count of 2, exhale to the count of 4 – do this 10 times.

Inhale to the count of 1, exhale to the count of 2, inhale to the count of 2, exhale to the count of 3, inhale to the count of 3, exhale to the count of 4, inhale to the count of 4, exhale to the count of 5. Repeat exercise 3 times

This box breathing exercise is helpful if you’re feeling particularly anxious:
Inhale for a count of 4, hold your breath for a count of 4, exhale for a count of 4, wait at the very end of the exhale for a count of 4, and repeat 5 times.

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