The Simple Benefits of Taking a Deep BreathMarch Madness…weather, lions, lambs, round-ball. The Ides of March. The Rites of Spring.
I don’t know about you, but where I live we had January and February Madness and when this month is over I’m sure we’ll see at least a bit of April, May and June Madness. And so on and so on...
Everyone knows life is crazy nowadays; our recent blogs and our readers’ comments bear that out. But what do you do when things get so crazy you don’t know what to do to calm things down?
How about taking a nice deep breath?
Think about it. Just a second or two to check your approach to a problem, to pause before you speak, to get some oxygen into your brain before you explode, use words you don’t normally use in public, or worse, say yes when you mean no.
Author Janet Evanovich’s character Stephanie Plum calls it a “mental doughnut.” If I had Stephanie’s life, I’d be taking a lot of mental doughnuts.
So far, the deep breath method is working for me. All I have to do is remember to breathe…
How about you? What’s your life-calming device?