Sometimes, You Just Need To Breathe!

I usually post this article the day Tax Season officially kicks off, however given our current world of remote working, hybrid learning, zoom fatigue and everything that comes along 1 year in to a pandemic, I thought I would share it a little bit earlier.

Tax Season or not, we are all a bit more on edge. It’s very easy to sit down in the morning to start your work day and get overwhelmed. My suggestion, take 5 minutes every morning to mentally de-clutter your mind. How? Sit at your desk and do the following before turning on your computer:

  1. Sit in a comfortable position at your desk
  2. Close your eyes
  3. Take a deep breath in to the count of 5
  4. Take a full exhale out to the count of 5
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for roughly 5 minutes
  6. Slowly open your eyes
  7. Begin your work day

Taking 5 minutes every morning may seem like a waste of your already precious time, however looking at the benefits listed below, this could be just what you need to calm your mind and attack your to do list:

  • Creativity increases
  • Happiness increases
  • Intuition develops
  • Gain clarity and peace of mind
  • Problems become smaller
  • Meditation/Deep Breathing sharpens the mind by increasing focus and expands the mind through relaxation
  • A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
  • An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
  • The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection

Although I suggest this as a morning ritual, please note, it is one that can be used at any time when your day is starting to go off track, professionally or personally!