A deep breath will never dissolve my problems, but it will give me a clear head to solve them.
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Deep breath: How does this simple action lead to greater success? What are the many rewards of focusing on our breathing?
Worrying about our problems steals our energy. Our muscles tighten. Our nerves become stressed and our nervous system becomes out of balance. We can get headaches, stomach aches. and aches in our back and neck. Worrying is dangerous to our health, because it puts stress on our internal organs, especially our stomach and our heart.
Anxiety clutters our mind. Rather than dissolving our fears, anxiety hardens and fixes fear. We put the things that bother us under a mental microscope. We lose sight of the big picture.
And what am I really doing when I am worrying? I am not solving my problems. I am just scaring myself with my own thinking.
A Deep Breath is Normal
Breathing is healthy and normal. Panic causes shortness of breath. The decrease in oxygen only further increases the mental and physical harm of anxiety. Therefore, the physical action of a deep breathe helps restore our oxygen levels to a normal state.
According to Harvard Health Publishing, every healthy person is capable of taking a deep breath. However, we simply don’t use this normal, healthy process.
When we take a deep breath, our chest and lungs expand. The extra oxygen from deep breathing helps restore our mind and body to a centered and healthier state. We suffer less from nervous and physical tension.
Our problems still exist. But with a deep breath we can have greater mentality clarity to solve our problems. Focusing on our breathing helps us to return the present moment. We can look at our problems objectively. Our problems don’t dissolve, but solutions are easier to see.
Furthermore, we become available to our friends, our coworkers, and supervisors. Our lives not only become more productive with a deep breath. They become enjoyable.