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My Breath

Watching the Colorado Buffolos vs. Colorado State game was a nail-biting experience. The common theme no one had talked about with this game. Let's call it the " Get Over It lesson. Coach Prime and his team had an 11-point deficit. It was important for the team to get over misplays and move toward the ultimate goal of another "W."

This winning spirit I had to learn in my professional and personal life. I also learned that

failure is a part of life and to learn from it and move on. I stay focused on the end goal and committed to achieving it. Taking the time to process what went wrong can help the team move forward and achieve success.

Learning my breath is something I practice every morning before I work out. Do you think about your breathing habits? It was not until I read "Get Over It" by Iyanla Vanzant I understood.

Breathe with a purpose!

" Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor."- Thich Nhat Hanh.

Practicing positive affirmation is a way I use to help with my breathing, help me with mental sharpness, and increase my energy levels.

Breathing has helped me to win, increased my healing, and made me feel younger.

Here is one method I use every morning:

  1. Close my eyes

  2. Inhale through my nose evenly and count to 10

  3. Pausing for a count of 3

  4. Exhale through my nose for a count of 8

  5. I repeat 2 to 3 times

There are so many benefits to deep breathing. Here is a list of benefits:

  1. Calm the nervous system

  2. Slows the heart rate

  3. Boost mood and energy

  4. Reduces stress and anxiety

  5. Improves digestion

This is not a completed list, but I think you get the idea.

As I prepare to watch another Colorado game, I have calm and peace. I have blocked out all the issues and things that would disrupt my purpose today. Waking up every morning is another day to live in my purpose as I continue my life's journey.

What are you doing to live in your purpose? How do you practice meaningful breathing?

1 comentario

Julio Leaty
Julio Leaty
18 oct 2023

Excellent thoughts as usual. Being a former athlete prepared me for jobs as a manager. I was able to function well under pressure and when everyone else was panicking, I was able to stay calm and steer the ship. Knowing your breath is about staying calm and focused to achieve your goals.

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