#165: Power Play – Take a breath

Heart and Ice Power Play - Take a breath

Sometimes you just need to take a break from the world around you and focus your attention inward.  Focusing your breath can bring you a sense of peace and help you calm down when you’re getting anxious or upset.  If your mind wanders back to the problem, pull it back to your breath.

Game Plan:  Practice what the SEALs call 4 x 4 x 4 breathing: Inhale deeply for four counts, then exhale for four counts and repeat the cycle for four minutes, several times a day.  Retired SEAL commander Mark Divine says that “meditation and deep breathing help slow the cognitive process and open us up to our more intuitive thoughts.”

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