Joy Journaling: Practice Exercise Three
Just Breathe – Sometimes when I heard the phrase “Just Breathe” I’d get annoyed. I felt like I couldn’t breathe and people telling me to “just breathe” made it worse. But, I came to realize that this was some of the simplest and best advice yet.
For starters, I want you to notice how you hold your breath – yes, literally. If you are like any other stressed out individual, you are holding your stomach tightly, mouth closed, lips pursed, and maybe even teeth clenched. You may even notice your shoulders up way too close to your ears. I first started to notice the habit of grinding my teeth in the middle of the night and even woke myself up on an occasion or two doing so. Read More