Take a Moment to Just Breathe

Breathe in. Breathe out. Stress and anxiety are the effects of living life. There are some who handle life a lot easier than others. Some of us can hide the stress and anxiety. While the others are so frazzled, everyone knows it. No matter who you are, take a moment to just breathe. Breathe in. Breathe out.

Breathe in. Breathe Out. Take a Moment to Breathe

Take a Moment to Just Breathe


With all the garbage going on in the world, everyone needs that moment to push themselves away from the table to breathe. Breathe a breath to clear your mind, your body, your soul.

A former co-worker told how a student asked why she took such deep breaths during the day. The 5 year old thought something was wrong. The teacher didn’t realize she was often sighing in her classroom. She mentioned to her doctor about the sighing and he told her it was a stress reliever. I tried it, after listening to her about sighing or taking a deep breath and how her stress level dropped in the classroom. She was on to something.

From that moment on, when my stress levels rise, I stop whatever I am doing. I take a moment to breathe. Sometimes, those breaths turn into more than just one or two, but believe it or not, my stress levels drop. My mind becomes clear and I can focus on the task at hand.

A moment to breathe reduces stress.


Instead of soaking in all the hate-filled words on social media and the news, turn it off. Fill your life with meaningful things. Focus on your family, that hobby you started. Read the book you’ve been wanting to read. Learn a new skill.

No matter what you do to help reduce the stress in your life, take a moment to just breathe.

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Breathe in. Breathe Out. Take a Moment to Breathe



10 comments

  1. This is so good. Thanks for sharing.
    (Visiting from #32)

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  2. Taking a moment to breathe and read your words. Let's Keep bombarding the hate on social media with God's love. Loretta fmf #4

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  3. Yeah, the world is going nuts,
    but I don't really care;
    I'm dyin', no ifs ands or buts,
    so I just breathe the air
    that's offered to me while I can
    (and sometimes it is hard),
    so get lost, COVID and Iran,
    I'll not let you have marred
    the dwindled days that I have left
    to walk beneath the sun;
    it's my goal that they're the best
    I've lived, and I'll have won
    the game that cancer tried to steal,
    for I have set my soul to heal.


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    1. Such powerful words, Andrew. Thank you for visiting.

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  4. Hmm, this is interesting. I've always been a "sigher" but never really considered it a stress releiver. In fact, I was often told (growing up) that is was rude - which only made it seem stressful. Ha ha! I'm going to embrace those heavy sighs and allow myself a moment to breathe!! Thanks:) I enjoyed your post this afternoon.

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    1. Jennifer, I was also taught sighing to be rude. But once I heard how it was actually a stress reliever, I let the sighs happen without worry. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. I have to agree 100% on the breathing, it does really help. I came across your website while looking how to fix an issue I have on my WordPress theme. I noticed after I clicked on 'read more' that your font changed, I am not sure if it is a chrome thing, or if you noticed it. I thought you may want to know :) I have a similar issue, my main page and sidebar show the font kind of squished in height, but once you click on 'continue reading' it changes to how I would like it to be. I am off topic, I am so sorry. Lol. I am glad that the breathing helps you. More people should try it. Especially those that get stressed out very easily. Take care, stay safe & healthy,

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    1. Hi Emily! I do have some code issues on certain pages I'm working on. Did it happen on this post or another? Thanks for letting me know.

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