Something fun and helpful to start your week
We all know about breathing, right? You inhale… you exhale.
You’re probably doing it right now.
Well, here’s a helpful breathing method you can use this week if you find yourself feeling tense or anxious. My friend told me about this… maybe you’ve heard about it too.
You start by visualizing a square, and you place yourself down in the lower left corner.
Then you’re going to inhale for a count of four, while you mentally travel up the side of the square.
Hold your breath for a count of four while you slide along the top of the square.
Now exhale for a count of four as you sink down the right side of the square…
Then hold for another count of four as you move back to where you started.
Repeat this loop a few times, until you feel yourself entering a calmer state.
If you’d like, you can picture a calm, sunglasses-wearing turtle traveling along the square as you inhale, exhale, and hold.
Here it is, all in one image:
If you’re in an irritated mood, you can picture a somewhat irritated character doing it.
Or just picture yourself moving along the square. I’ve been doing this for the past few weeks, and it really does calm the body down.
Who knew that combining two extremely basic things (breathing and a square) could be so powerful!
So go try it out. And have a great week ahead!