- 13 Apr 2022
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Control your breath, rule the day.
I expected a little more from this article when it's titled "how Navy Seals beat stress". I thought I'd post this anyway because the main point of this article was about "box breathing". Maybe we all need a little nugget of information here and there on how to handle stress. Sure, I'll try box breathing. If the Seals can do it, I can.
A Simple Exercise to Help You Stay CalmA practice that SEAL teams use in times of trouble is one you can borrow at your desk.
It's called box breathing or four-square breathing.
Here's how it works:
- Breathe in for four seconds.
- Hold air in your lungs for four seconds.
- Exhale for four seconds.
- Hold your breath, lungs emptied, for four seconds
How do you manage your stress? For me, it's my family, chocolate, exercise, my dogs, writing and chatting with my online peeps. If that doesn't work, I'll online window shop, play online games or really get seriously deep into a subject until I've learned all of it, resolved the challenge or finally get to the point of reaching an epiphany of resolve on whatever was stressing me out.
My stress level since the onset of the pandemic has morphed into a new level of stress because there seems to be so many changes in our world, that's it's changing faster then ever, and I'm not adapting as fast, if that makes sense?
So, box-breathing, sure, I'll give it a shot. I'm sure the Royal Air Force and Navy have a lot of tips too! What do you all do to manage your stress and stay sane?