Normally, I am in the office around the Thanksgiving holiday, but this year I will be in San Diego. Please call or text if you need to get in
This time of year pulls our energy. We want to participate in all the festivities without overwhelming our body. Everyone knows to stay hydrated and get as much sleep as is possible. A way to calm your nervous system down amidst all the excitement is deep breathing.
It is easy to forget. Breathing doesn’t take long really, but it is one of those things people intend to do but tend to get at the end of the day and realize they haven’t breathed deeply all day.
I have a little trick. Tie deep breathing to another behavior. Every time you go to the bathroom during your day just take three deep breaths. Breathing deeply is so satisfying and nurturing it can’t help but relax you. Take your breath deeper and deeper.
If you have a child or grandchild that gets “wound up,” play a game of deep breathing. It won’t last long, but it doesn’t have to in order to be effective.