On those days when you feel yourself feeling less grounded, when you feel your chest tighten, your shoulders tense and you feel your mind wandering from the moment.
Practice this easy breathing technique.
Close your eyes. Breathe in 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 hold the breath 1 – 2 and then breathe out 1 – 2 – 3 – 4.
The aim is to make a continuous cycle and repeat it over and over.
Whilst you are doing this concentrate on counting through the numbers and focusing solely on that. Every time your mind wanders, acknowledge that it has without any negativity and just bring yourself back to the breath.
As you practice this more and more you may want to count in and out to 5 or hold for longer – what ever is most comfortable for you. Make this your practice, make it how you want it to be. Within 30 seconds you should be feeling calmer and more present.
Remember we only have today. We only have this very moment. Everything in the past has happened and we can only accept it and move on. Everything in the future we can only plan for or take small positive steps towards.
All we ever have is this moment. You can only do what you can do now. Surrendering to this fact is very liberating and calming in itself.
Practice this easy technique whenever you feel you losing your grounding to the present moment, like anything the more it is practiced the more you will benefit.