Are you having a rough day? People are annoying? That whole thing about “There are no stupid questions” is proving to not be true?
Well, I firmly believe people don’t actually TRY to annoy you. At least most of the time. I really think most of the time, we’re just having “that kind of a day” when things that are normally not that annoying to us, drive us up the wall.
Here’s the good news: We have the power to change that around!
The next time you feel frazzled, cranky, anxious or just plain annoyed by the people around you, take THREE minutes for yourself.
Get to a spot where you can sit without being disturbed, that can even be a park. The likelihood that strangers will talk to you when you have your eyes closed, are pretty slim.
Set a timer if you need to get back to work, but make it a nice one. Set it for three minutes. If you don’t have a pressing appointment, go by feeling, but do look at the time when you begin.
Close your eyes and breathe in and out through your nose. As you breathe, notice your body move with your breath. Maybe your chest or your belly. There’s no right or wrong, I just want you to become aware of it.
Once you’re aware of the movement, aim to make each inhale longer and each exhale slower. Keep breathing with your eyes closed. Slowly in, slowly out, until your timer goes off or it feels as if three minutes passed (check the time).
At the end, take one really deep breath and exhale with a sigh.
Are you feeling a little more calm?
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Thanks for reading!