Tip 3: Center yourself when things get hectic with breathwork
If you do find yourself getting overwhelmed (you’re human, after all), it’s a good idea to have a de-stressing technique you can deploy in a pinch. Don’t have one? Then consider trying out box breathing, an easy breathwork technique so effective at lowering anxiety that even Navy SEALs use it!
Box breathing is when you break your breaths into four, four-second sections: a four-second inhale, a four-second hold, a four-second exhale, then another four-second hold. You can repeat this pattern as many times as you need until you feel more centered and calm.
How we breathe influences how we feel and, therefore, how we act. So when your head starts spinning or your blood begins to boil, step aside for a moment, get into your breath, and slow things down. We guarantee it will help you make better decisions.