What do you do when you need to seriously chill? Light up? Head for the ‘fridge? Reach for some wine?
How about a breathing technique that has soothes the central nervous system in 30 seconds or less? Try it for 2 minutes any time you need to redirect your attention from a cyclical thought, craving, or reaction and clear your head.
Double-Down Breathing Technique
Sit somewhere quiet.
- Inhale through the nose for 3 slow counts
- Hold the breath in for 3 counts
- Exhale twice as slow for 6 counts
- Hold the exhale for 3 counts