Focus on Your Breathing!



Unsure of your ability to do something? Don’t try to go at it alone. If the problem is work, talk to a co-worker or supportive supervisor. Ask a knowledgeable friend, check reliable online sources or call the local library or an organization that can supply the information you need for support. If you need a extra help, try to write down other ways that you might get the answers or skills you need, like CDs, books or classes.

In any case, focus on breathing and center yourself.
  1. Place your hand just beneath your navel so you can feel the gentle rise and fall of your belly as you breathe.
  2. Breathe in slowly. Pause for a count of three. Breathe out. Pause for a count of three.
  3. Continue to take a few slow, deep breaths. Or alternatively, while sitting comfortably, take a few slow deep breaths and silently repeat to yourself “I am” as you breathe in and “at peace” as you breathe out. Repeat slowly two or three times. Then feel your entire body relax into the support of the chair.

Source: Harvard Health

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