Instructions for "Just One Breath":
When you wake up each morning this week, set an intention (not an alarm) to:
You can "set an intention" by simply telling yourself that you are going to do something, for example - "Today I will remember to stop and take a mindful breath every hour, today I will remember to take a mindful breath every hour....(repeat several times with concentration and gentle determination).
Taking one mindful breath can help to stabilise and ground you, allowing you to feel more in control.
"Spending too much time planning, problem-solving, daydreaming, or thinking negative or random thoughts can be draining. It can also make you more likely to experience stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. Practicing mindfulness exercises, on the other hand, can help you direct your attention away from this kind of thinking and engage with the world around you." - Mayo Clinic Staff
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