The best way to dissolve stress

I'm guessing you can relate to my day today.  It was one of those "Can anything else go wrong today?" kind of days.  These traditionally completely take me out and send me catapulting into a downward spiral of negative self-talk and defeating thoughts.  Generally, these sort of days have taken me out from being effective in any way in my life. But not anymore.

I'm not saying they don't shake me up or get me frazzled.  They do.  But they don't turn me into a self-sabotaging crazy person who believes she would be best off hiding in the closet for a few days.  Can you relate?

If you can, you can also relate to the fact that days like today result in a few tears and a quick call to mom for some lovin'.  Mom's, and those other magical women (and even men) who mother us well, are like nothing else on this planet when we need a shoulder to lean on.

I did that, and then I did something that I have learned to do when the world feels like it is caving in.  It helps me connect with my body, feel more centered on what is REAL truth, and it takes the edge off my emotions.

Are you ready?

I breathe.  Not just in and out, but I intentionally and purposefully connect with my breath in long deep inhales and exhales.  With each breath I remind myself, "I am loved", "I am enough", "Everything will unfold as it should", and "Trust".  Here is one of my absolute favorite tutorials on deep breathing from Sean Corn.

And the next time you want to go crying to momma, take a few deep breaths, find your inner calm...and then call your mom to tell her you love her.