Mega Time For Me Tip: Mini meditation
When we’re under stress we tend to hyperventilate or breathe too quickly. This reduces the amount of oxygen our lungs can absorb, leading to increased CO2 levels in the brain, making it difficult to concentrate, increasing our stress. Gasp! Fortunately, you can reduce your stress by calm, measured breathing. Oxygenate by taking three deep breaths. Breathe into your abdomen and let the air puff out your stomach and chest. Punctuate your day with a mini meditation with one minute of awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and breathing. #MegaTimeForMe #selfcare
This tip originally appeared as part of the 2018 Mega Health at Work Time For Me Autumn Mental Health Self-Care Challenge, designed to promote positive mental health activities and awareness. But it’s valuable at any time of year, so we’ve decided to include it in our regular blog.
Keep an eye open for our next Time For Me Mental Health Self-Care Challenge, coming next spring!