Mindful Breathing

This Week’s Challenge: Take 1 minute each day for a week and practice mindful breathing.

Breathing. It is something we all do. Every minute of every day. In fact, I would say we do it so much we often take it for granted.

But in the same breath, I would also say breathing is one of the most important things we can do for reducing stress and improving our overall heath.

This week, Female IQ challenges you to practice mindful breathing for 1 minute every day for 1 week.

Here’s how:

  • Find a quiet place free of inquisitive pets, needy kids and anything that beeps or interrupts you.
  • Most of us breathe from our sternum. When practicing mindful breathing, try breathing deeper and from your belly.
  • Inhale to a count of 3, 4 or 5. Exhale to a count of 3, 4 or 5.
  • Set a timer for 1 minute, close your eyes, and just focus on your breath.
  • If, or rather when, your mind wonders don’t worry about it. Just redirect yourself to your breath.

Sending U Good “Q”— Becca and Laura

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