And lessen the strain on your body every time
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This is not a medical article and you should seek professional medical people to provide you with their assessment.
If you think you have the early signs of a stroke call the hospital or get to the ER.
Arm hanging and feels unresponsive
Time is everything don’t delay get help, get to the ER
We all know someone who is really stressed out all the time.
In our view of them it’s often over nothing or something not worth getting stressed out over. Of course it’s not us, we don’t get stressed out over anything. Right?
Maybe you told me –
“Well Mitch, there was this one time this person cut me off on the highway…”
“You know Mitch, there was this time when an Executive VP pitched my idea to the Board, as if it was their idea, and they ran with it.”
“There was a meeting scheduled with a group and they no showed. I couldn’t believe it. I flew in and triple confirmed time, place, location and they no showed. Totally ghosted me.”
Each of these experiences may likely create some level of stress!
However, the flushed face, rapid heart beat and the sweaty brow are the outward indications that a lot of stressful activity is happening internally to your body. By allowing stress continually you will age your body prematurely and strain your internal systems.
Instead create a habit of using deep, regulated breathing to ease yourself when you may feel a stressful situation arise.
Here are three deep breathing techniques you may want to put into practice to ease the onset of any stressful situation.
Step 1 – Exhale fully to a count of four.
Step 2 – Hold your lungs empty for a count of four.
Step 3 – Inhale deeply for a count of four.
Step 4 – Hold the air in your lungs for a count of four.
Step 5 – Exhale fully and repeat the steps again.
From a seated position leaning slightly forward with your hands on your knees or the floor.
Step 1 – Spread your fingers as wide as possible.
Step 2 – Inhale through your nose.
Step 3 – Open your mouth wide, stick out your tongue, and stretch it down toward your chin.
Step 4 – Exhale forcefully, carrying the breath across the root of your tongue.
Step 5 – While exhaling, make a “ha” sound that comes from deep within your abdomen.
Step 6 – Breath normally for a few moments.
Step 7 – Repeat lion’s breath up to seven times.
Easy Relaxing Breathing
You may perform this easy relaxing breathing while standing, sitting or lying down.
Step 1 – Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose. Keep your shoulders relaxed. Your abdomen should expand, and your chest should rise very little.
Step 2 – Exhale slowly through your mouth. As you blow air out, purse your lips slightly but keep your jaw relaxed. You may hear a soft “whooshing” sound as you exhale.
Step 3 – Repeat this breathing exercise. Do it for several minutes until you feel relaxed.
(note: from an online resource verywellmind.com article by Sheryl Ankrom, Feb. 14, 2022)
Try out these techniques to lower your stress reaction.
Consider exploring meditation, yoga and quiet room reflection to further assist you in lowering stress levels and increasing your level of relaxation.
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Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC, a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.