Breathe. Take a deep, cleansing breath. Fill your lungs as deeply as you can. Now let it out slowly. Take at least twice as long to let the air out as you did taking it in. Repeat. In-out-in-out. Take your time.
How do you feel now? Can you feel your blood moving throughout your body? Do you feel a bit light-headed or dizzy? That’s normal. Your body will quickly adjust as your blood absorbs the abundance of life-giving oxygen.
I’ve noticed that people generally don’t breathe deeply enough or drink enough water. Those two things can change how a person feels both physically and mentally faster than anything else I know of. And they’re both free!
So, just for today, be conscious about your breathing and drink at least eight big glasses of water. Hydrating and oxygenating your body will give you energy, prevent headaches, improve your mood, and feed every cell of your body with the two things you need most.
Now, INHALE! Deeper, deeper…that’s it! Doesn’t that feel WONDERFUL? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.