Real Talk with Hortencia
"Life can still be beautiful, meaningful, fun, and fulfilling even if things don't turn out the way you planned."
~ Lori Deschene
~ Lori Deschene
Let’s start by taking a deep breath, imagine there’s a balloon in your stomach and when you inhale you’re inflating the balloon. Inhale through you nose and allow the air to flow down to your stomach, hold it for 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 and release through your mouth on the count of 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1. Do this several more times – as many times as you need. I want you to notice that if you're focusing your attention on your breath you’re unable to think about anything else. This is something you can use on the days that you’re feeling emotional, overwhelmed, crappy or just need a break from life.
We forget that we have needs just like the needs of everyone else we care for; taking the kids to school, to practice, go to work and/or run errands, cook dinner, clean the house, do laundry and somehow still be in the mood for sex. We give, do and care for others and put ourselves on the back burner constantly. Before we know it we’re moody, tired and/or emotional, feeling unappreciated and we still keep on going. Oh, wait, I forgot to mention putting our finances in line – hell, we do it all and yet do very little for ourselves.
I’m going to ask you to stop just for one moment – just for the moment you sit in front of this blog. Take a deep breath – focus on your breath. Relax just for a moment and breath. Try to practice this several times during the day, think of it as recharging your internal battery.
Today, focus on the breath.