Frazzled? This 5-Minute Breathing Exercise Can Help

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A home repair worker recently told me that I live in a constant state of emergency. Nothing like a contractor doubling as a psychologist, right? It didn’t help that he stopped me to sign a contract when I was on my way out the door to pick up my son for school — I’m on a schedule people! But it made me think that if even the contractor noticed I’m frazzled, maybe I’m living life a little too frantically.

Whenever I’ve got time to kill at pickup or drop off, or at a red light, I try to do some deep breathing. I find even a few breaths can really decrease my stress levels. We recently shared a progressive meditation from Grokker (remember, we’re affiliates!), but this one is just five minutes of breathing for when you’re short on time. And who isn’t? Enjoy!

5-Minute Breathing Exercise Video

The thing I love about Grokker is that once you watch the video once, you have a new technique you can pull from when you need it. Teach a man to fish!

Do the holidays stress you out? Checkout lines are a great place to practice your breathing … —Erin

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  1. Thanks for this wonderful tip. With the fast paced lifestyle around us and the everyday catching up that we need to do, we tend to forget to reconnect to ourselves. Breathing is really is a sure way to take things slowly that will surely help us focus on things that matter. -ACLS Class