1 simple tool to reduce anxiety instantly.
Before a𝐧 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥, 𝐚 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡-𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐚 𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 - adjust your state with this simple 1-minute tool! 𝗪𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐱𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐱 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐞𝐭 there are 𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 that help to manage these suboptimal states in a 𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 manner.
Breathing, the way we breathe, the way we change our breathing pattern - it’s a switch that connects our internal state to our conscious control of it. It’s the only process that’s completely automatic and completely in our control. The way we breathe is the way we feel. Change it to get into the exact state you need to be in. Alert and calm to win any situation!
1. ANTI-ANXIETY BREATH WORK
Breathe in for the count of 4, breathe out for the count of 8. I demonstrate it in my Instagram reel. You can also use box breathing: 4-4-4-4, hold-breathe in-hold-breathe out. Or 4-7-8 breathing, breathe in-hold-breathe out.
Have you tried this? The trick is of course to do that WHEN you need it, not just while at home meditating.
2. Bonus tool 1: change your gaze.
When we look at the horizon, at something far from us, when we make our perspective wider VS looking down, looking at our laptop, looking at our phone - the brain goes into a relaxed state when we "see" the bigger picture, instead of being consumed by present, not so significant details.
3. Bonus tool 2: change where you focus your mind.
Focus on what you can control only. When the anxious thought comes up, ask - can I address this or is it something that's totally out of my control? Address what you can - let go of the rest.
Do you do these guys? I find that gaze is a new thing for many. The way we look at things LITERALLY changes the way things look. Mind-blowing!