If you want something simple (yet difficult) to focus on…
Something that’ll improve your physical health and train your mind to pay attention…
… then keep breathing.
Did I call that difficult? Surely anyone who found breathing hard to master would look a little blue.
True, pendo, true.
But I didn’t say “breathe”.
I said “keep breathing”.
When we’re relaxed and healthy, our breathing comes in deeply and leaves smoothly. But it’s so easy to interrupt this flow.
Something catches our attention.
A thought, maybe.
Or something in our peripheral vision.
It really doesn’t take much to interrupt our breathing, even for a moment.
I’m paying extra attention to my breathing as I write this – already, I’ve had an interruption or two.
Short, fleeting interruptions – but interruptions none the less.
This isn’t bad as such. As long as you aren’t gasping, you’re probably okay.
Yet who can say what a thousand of these breathing breaks could do to you over the course of a day?
High performers of all kinds know the value of breathing properly. Many of them breathe in deliberate, steady and continuous ways.
And, hey, even if I’m wrong, it’s a great mindfulness exercise.
What do you have to lose?
Certainly not your breath…
Anyway, enough fun and games.
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