11. Breathe

Breathing is a REAL magic trick, not just one that my mind made up. 

Just two minutes of mindful breathing can change everything.  

It has become a cliché to say, “just breathe”, to anyone who is in a crisis. I see it all the time, now, in movies and on TV.  When some poor woman is in labour, someone is there yelling at her to BREATHE! The thing is – it works! (the breathing not the yelling). 

Mindful breathing takes me out of my head and back into my body. It connects me with the present moment and creates some space between me and my fears about the future, or my obsessing about the past. Two minutes can change my state of mind by quieting my “monkey-mind”. 

Got two minutes? Of course you do! 

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