Times are stressful. When you are feeling overwhelmed, when you lose your focus of attention and the ability to consciously choose what to do or say, allow yourself to mentally stop. Smile to yourself. Gently chide yourself. Then breathe…ahhh, that feels good. Let your shoulders drop. Take a few more breaths. Simple, deep, slow breaths. In through your nose, and then open your mouth and let the breath just fall out effortlessly. Really pay attention to what it feels like to breathe in and out. Feel the air entering your body, cool and fresh. Then feel the air leaving your body, warmed by the heat your life creates. Smile at yourself. Smile at the moment you are in. Allow yourself to simply enjoy doing nothing but breathing in the here and now. Allow yourself to be centered and grounded. Thankful for the things that you have, rather than focused on what you don’t. Moving forward into the next moment grounded by the simple, but powerful act of breathing. It’s a tool you carry with you every where you go.

Sometimes simple is best, right?

Be happy and well,
Sari Roth-Roemer

*Inspired by http://www.thingstobehappyabout.com…check it out…

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