Friday, April 7, 2017

4-7-8 #Fitness Friday

4-7-8 Breathing Method

I'm not going to lie, being a stay at home mom is stressful! My younger daughter just turned 2 and is becoming quite mischievous and my older daughter HATES to sleep. I would honestly like to spend a week alone on a far away island but can't even go to the bathroom by myself most days! 

I decided to research some natural stress relieving techniques and discovered the 4-7-8 method. It's easy to do almost anywhere and has come in handy when I feel myself losing patience.

You simply:
Breathe in deeply through your nose for 4 seconds
Hold your breath for 7 seconds
Exhale through your mouth for 8 seconds
Repeat as needed

Is it as stress-reliving as sipping a margarita on the beach? NO! But I must say, it works really well. Also, I have noticed that it works better each time I do it. After more research, I have found many people claim it's their secret to falling asleep quickly, I'm going to try it tonight! 

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