I am calm and relaxed.
I slow down. I shorten my to-do list. I focus on one thing at a time. I turn off my phone and other devices for at least one hour each day.
I take refreshing breaks while I am at the office. I pause in between tasks to gather my thoughts and renew my energy. I sip a cup of tea or call a friend to share a funny story about something that happened at work.
I listen to soothing music. I dance or sing along.
I take time for reflection. I create a quiet space in my home. I sit down and focus on my breath. I notice my thoughts without making judgements.
I develop soothing hobbies to do before bed or anytime I need to reduce stress. I write in my gratitude journal. I knit scarves and socks. I work on coloring books and word puzzles.
I do stretching exercises each day that relax me, uplift my mood, and help to keep me fit.
I spend time outdoors. I water vegetables and flowers in my garden or a community plot. I take walks on the beach or in my local park. I appreciate the beauty of nature. I feel like I am part of something greater than myself.
Today, I enjoy peace and contentment with each breath I take. My life is pleasant and satisfying. I feel happy and connected.
- How does my posture affect my breathing?
- How can I calm my thoughts?
- What is one new breathing exercise I want to try?