Have you forgotten how to breathe properly?

Last week, I did.

 

My 7 year old daughter had to remind me to just sit down and take 3 deep breaths to calm myself down because I’d told the kids I was feeling a bit stressed.

 

And of course when a person is stressed, it tends to have a pretty negative impact not only for them, but can adversely impact those around us too.

 

How has this become an acceptable way for us to be living?

Maybe we all just need to take a few long deep breaths and just slow it down a little.
What’s the rush? What is this constant feeling of overwhelm, stress, anxiety actually achieving for us? Good health? Quality relationships? Pleasure at work? Fun? A happy life? Methinks not.

 

Aren’t we supposed to enjoy this wonderful experience that is the great gift of our life without a feeling of constant pressure and not enough time and go go go?

 

(And all this go go go to where where where exactly is the question).

 

To finish the moment, 
to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, 
to live the greatest number of good hours, 
is wisdom. – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

You can watch the video here.

 

And just to remind you how to breathe with your whole self – push the pause button, put your feet flat on the ground, sit or stand straight and take in a long deep breath – breathe in like you have all the time in the world, hold the breath for a moment, and then release it.   All you are doing right at this moment in time is breathing and becoming fully aware of your breath.  Repeat this 3 times, and feel the difference.

 

Love always,

 

Fiona xxx

 

You can also check out this great blog on stress as discussed in the class I went to on Monday night (and as I talked a bit about in the video); as Grandmaster Issam said – “stress is the way your brain responds to situations – in other words your brain will respond to stress differently to other people…   stress alone has no power over you – your emotional response to your thoughts is what causes stress”.

Fiona Redding is the founder of The Happiness Hunter, co-host of #BusinessAddicts The Podcast and author of The Happiness Hunter’s Guide to Meditation.

Based on leading research, metaphysical principles and her own real life learnings and experiences, The Happiness Hunter will teach and empower you to change your life with the strategies, tools and mindset shifts required to live an abundant, successful and healthy life, full of passion, joy and meaning, and free of stress and anxiety.


Our services include life coaching and healing services, a 3 month online Bootcamp, workshops, retreats, keynote presentations and corporate wellbeing programs with a focus on life integration instead of work life balance.

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