Just Keep Breathing
We've hit the middle of the stereotypical work week and with that brings many emotions. Why does that matter? Well emotional control and regulation is a skill that is part of executive function.
Today, right now, let's learn a breathing technique that can help you can down in times of high running emotions.
4-7-8 BREATHING Find a space where you can be still with your eyes closed without endangering yourself or others Close your eyes and draw in a deep breath for four (4) seconds. Hold your breath for seven (7) seconds. Exhale for eight (8) seconds. Repeat as many times as needed. The goal of the exercise isn't to feel euphoric. The goal is to begin to gather mental clarity, which will help you complete tasks.