Life has a weird way of throwing us curveballs as soon as we think we have everything figured out. It seems like one moment, we’re killing it: we’ve done our laundry, have successfully avoided awkwardness at work, and even bought fresh flowers. And then, the next day we bump into an imperfection – whether the train is running late, or our coffee machine breaks.
No matter how small the moment is, it seems to throw off our entire day. And, those moments only seem to happen when we least expect it.
The funny part about growing up, which I’m learning more and more, is that these little imperfections happen more often than we might think. There will always be something that goes “wrong” no matter how far in advance we create our to-do list. But, the best part of it (if there could be one)? We have the power to determine how we want to view those imperfections. We choose what that imperfection looks like – not the other way around. And, it all begins with our mindset. Which is why I’m excited to share a few techniques involving a mindset shift today!
Have you ever noticed that during an argument or stressful situation you’ve forgotten to breathe?
You’re so immersed in the moment; your adrenaline is high and feelings are raw. But, everything seems out of control. That’s because your body isn’t getting enough oxygen.
Breathing is one of the most interesting and accessible tools that we have to regulate our feelings, and hack our minds into lowering our stress levels. Actually, it’s scientifically proven that a few deep breaths will change our blood pressure and cortisol (or stress hormone) levels....