Slow down and take 10 deep breaths
This is a common re-frame that you hear people tell someone who is about to lose their temper. And all of us would benefit from stopping and taking 10 deliberate deep breaths a day.
Through attention to our breath we become aware the life sustaining presence of air entering and leaving our bodies and we create a brief timeout from our busy lives.
We can anchor ourselves back into our bodies.
This week stop in the middle of your day, close your eyes and take 10 deep anchoring breaths.
Calm your mind, become aware of your body, your feelings and then open your eyes and become aware of what is around you.
Do this exercise with your (grand)children you will be amazed what happens.