Find balance in your life
To put it simply, the answer to this question is: yes, there is.
When you live in the extremes either too much or too little, this will always, and I dare say always have a negative impact in all areas of your life.
When you are on the too much extreme your brain switches to the sympathetic mode which means your body produces a lot of adrenaline and cortisol; you are constantly on the go, constantly on the fight and flight mode which then leads to. stress, anxiety and perhaps insomnia.
Now, when you are on the opposite extreme which is too relax, too apathetic completely demotivated your brain switches to the parasympathetic mode, you don’t get anything done and in time that can lead to depression.
So, what is the solution to get out of these extremes?
Balance. Not too much on the sympathetic side, not too much on the parasympathetic side, bang in the middle.
Perhaps now you are thinking that balance is kind of obvious.
To which I ask you: “Is it though?”
Hopefully, for most of you it is obvious that balance is the key to a successful life, but unfortunately for some of you balance is not that obvious. Perhaps some of you struggle to have balance in your life.
In order to find balance in our lives, we need to Breathe.
I know, some would say that breathing is even good for your health!
I’m going to show you one kind of breathing that will bring you balance in your life.
It is called balance breathing, which puts you in a state of calm and alert at the same time.
It is very simple; it doesn’t require anything special for you to do it. In other words, you can do it anywhere.
Here’s how you do it:
- The in-breath needs to have the same ratio as the out-breath. For example, if you breathe in at the count of let’s say 3, you breathe out at the same count, in this case, 3. I find it more efficient to breathe in and out through the nose.
- Do not hold your breath. The breathing must be in flow as you would naturally do.
Let’s take action right now.
Do the balance breathing for one minute every day, once a day and see how you feel.
However, if you are feeling out of balance you can do it as often as you need until you find you are in the state of being calm and alert at the same time.
One minute every day and yes you do have one minute to put yourself in balance.
If right now you think you don’t have time to breathe, then let’s have a chat.
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