1..2..3.. BREATHE…….

I want to share with you two life changing concepts I’ve experienced and the strength of using them together in your advantage.  If these can serve and impact you as a fraction of the impact they have made in my life, you will see BIG RESULTS!

“We are merely observers of our own thoughts”

This phrase stuck in my head for awhile – and at first I had zero connection to it at all. Over the years, this thought has changed my life! Sometimes, our thoughts and feelings seem so real and true. BUT, we as humans, are the creators of our thoughts and feelings.

We are NOT our thoughts and feelings – and we actually have a CHOICE as to whether we attach to our thoughts and feelings that are coming up. I used to be a victim to every thought and feeling that I was experiencing and I took it all as truth. When really, it’s not the case at all.

Once I decided to take an observer’s’ position of my thoughts and feelings as they were happening, I gained so much control back in my life. I was no longer a victim – I got to choose which thoughts and feelings I wanted to attach to!

One of the best ways that I’ve learned to be able to do this is by…

Learning to BREATHE efficiently and effectively

You may think this sounds silly, like “Don’t we all know how to breathe?”  Well, this is true, we all breathe. But are we doing it in the most efficient and effective way? Unless you’ve taken time to slow down and learn to breathe properly, you probably are not doing it in the way that is most serving to your mental and emotional stability.

Innately, we primarily chest breathe. In fact, when I was in high school, I ran track. I could barely run a mile without feeling like I was going to die, so I stuck to mainly sprints. I actually went to the doctor and they diagnosed me with sports induced asthma! My lung capacity was seemingly impaired, but after I LEARNED how to breathe and strengthened my diaphragm, I was able to breath very fully. Now, I do long distance races and triathlons with no problem! Not only that, slowing our breath and learning to control it more actually helps us to control our mental and emotional state more effectively. Fear pushes us into fight or flight, which naturally increases our heart rate.

Slowing your breath and taking full, long inhales and exhales will naturally slow your heart rate and ‘mind rate’ down so that you can buy yourself a second before diving right into what fear is presenting you.

So, if you ever feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, etc. PAUSE.

Take a moment to slow down – even if it’s just for a few inhales and exhales.

Ask yourself, “what thoughts am I attaching to that aren’t serving me?”

Just taking a moment to create space between you and your thoughts and to breathe will start to change the reality you’re experiencing.

Liked this blog? It was written by WalletGyde’s new financial mindset coach, Jordan Youngblade! Her philosophy is it’s not always about having MORE money – it’s about how you view and use your money. She will completely transform your money and LIFE through her process! Stay tuned, she will be sharing her expertise all month!

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