Sunday, May 12, 2013

Stay Stress Free – Learn to Breathe Correctly and Focus on Your Breath

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Sometimes when you are in a stressful situation and you try to tell yourself to
take deep breaths it may be easier said than done. You don’t want to get anxious
from concentrating on your breathing too much, but you do want to focus on your
breathing enough to calm yourself down and realize that the stressful situation
will pass or there is nothing you can do about it at the moment. As a mother
your children will make you very frustrated at times, so it’s up to you on how you
handle it. Breathing correctly, exercising, and taking your vitamins on a daily
basis play a big part in staying stress free, because after you implement certain
techniques your stress level will go down and the smile on your face will return.

Are You Breathing Correctly?

You may have never taken the time to ask yourself if you’re breathing correctly,
because breathing is just as easy as walking (it’s just something that you do
without thinking about). However, there is a certain way to breathe when you are
in a high stress situation. First figure out where your breath is coming from. To
do this place one hand on your belly and the other on your chest. Singers are
trained to sing from their diaphragm, but in reality that’s also where you should
be focused on breathing from too, especially if you get anxious or stressed out in
intense situations. Inhale, allow your belly to come out, and exhale and the belly
will go back in. It’s okay to let your belly stick out during this exercise – only you
will know what you’re doing to help you relax. Focus on this technique until you
get it down; it will help you breathe correctly!

Learning to breathe this way will help you not only use your diaphragm if you’re
a singer, but it will help you focus on your breathing if you’re a busy mother too.
Being mindful of your breathing will help you focus on the flow of your breath
(yoga is a good place to do this too!) and will also hopefully allow you to meditate
and feel less focused on the stressful situation at hand. Give it a try and watch
the world around you quiet down. Soon enough you’ll be a breathing pro.

Maintain a Healthy Regimen

Having a healthy regimen is easier said than done, but staying healthy also
affects your stress level. If you’re eating the correct foods, taking the right
vitamins and exercising daily, this will also help you manage your stress.
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your vitamins if you haven’t been taking any recently.

You can also practice your breathing during great fitness classes such as Yoga,
Pilates, and other classes that help you focus on your breathing. It’s okay to
take a break from being a stay-at-home mom and its okay to take a break after
working all day! Whatever the case may be, stick to a schedule that helps you
stay sane and soon enough you’ll be able to cope with most of the uncomfortable
or stressful situations that come your way with ease.

Sierra occasionally suffers from anxiety but thanks to breathing techniques and
the proper diet has learned how to manage her stress level. Learn more about
Sierra at her Ocean Dreams blog.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored guest post. 


  1. I remember being drilled to death on breathing during music classes. I still breathe from my diaphragm because of that!

  2. Breathing right is so important, yet something we typically don't think of. Like Liz said, I was drilled on breathing through music and voice lessons when I was growing up, so it is something that I still use. It is amazing how taking a few deep breaths through your diaphragm can help reduce stress and make you feel better!

    -Melissa @ Fit 'n' Well Mommy

  3. Oh man, I had no idea. I bust out my slick labor breathing moves every now and then, but other than that - I think I just breath regular :)