Breathe - Yes Breathe!

  • Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T
  • Series: Dear Rosa

Are you breathing? That may seem like a funny question but I think many of us would be surprised by how often we hold our breath. And then, if you take time to notice when you are breathing, how shallow are your breaths? The majority of us breathe very shallowly most of the time. This communicates to our nervous system that we should be stressed out. And we probably are stressed out, and that's why we're breathing short. The thoughts and the breathing reinforce each other. We can stop the stressed-out cycle by taking a moment and breathing deeply. So, go ahead and care for yourself today by remembering to simply breathe.