Updated: Oct 9, 2022
Wellness looks different on some days. Everyone has different needs when it comes to wellness. Trying to identify what wellness means to you can be a task in itself.
Be kind to yourself, we’re all just trying to figure out this thing called life. We live in an era where many are learning more about wellness and the benefits of incorporating these practices into our daily regimen. But what does that look like for people that feel like their time is limited? One may not have time to get on a yoga mat or hit the gym every day so what does wellness look like on those days?
Most people work 40 hours or more weekly, and adding another thing to their to-do list may be something that they're not interested in doing. I get it, nobody is volunteering to add one more thing to their complex life.
What if I told you that one minute or more of breathing can prevent you from burnout?
The Square Breathing technique increases concentration, reduces stress and anxiety making it an effective strategy for recalibrating during stressful moments.
Not taking time to breathe can lead to burnout. It is imperative that we pace ourselves and
understand that 100% looks differently on some days. I have alarms going off on my phone at various times of the day to remind me to breathe, stay hydrated, and be mindful of my thoughts. The little reminders assist me with being more intentional about my wellness regimen for the day. I may not always meet my water quota or take my 10,000 steps but I always make time for one minute of breathing before bed.
This technique is a hassle-free way to commit to self-preservation through intentional breathing, it can be done with ease and no pressure. It helps me to go to sleep faster and to literally blow off some steam. We're breathing anyway, why not take a minute to inhale and exhale?
The world needs your brightness, so inhale for 4, hold for 4, exhale for 4 and rest for 4.