Thursday, March 30, 2006


Today's tip is simple but very effective. Every hour or so, while sitting at your desk, take a deep breath through your nose until you feel the air in your lungs push against your diaphragm then exchale out your mouth. Do this three times.

When stressed, our breathing becomes shallow and fast and restricted. If you take a body check every once in a while you'll be shocked how often you are breathing "tightly".

Deep breathing oxygenates the brain, releases some endorphins (feel good hormones) and helps reset your mood.

If you find yourself sighing a lot (ask people if you're a "sigher", they'll know) that could be a sign you're suppressing feelings. Talk with someone, solve it and then let it go.

Breath. You'll feel better.

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