Stop everything you are doing. Yes, right now - put your phone down, stop responding to your friend’s text, and that Instagram caption can wait.
Take a breath in. . . and a giant exhale out let it go.
One more time even DEEPER now. Inhale let your lungs fill up, now really fill them up as MUCH as you can . . .yes keep filling . . . now hold it for a few seconds at the top . . . exhale let it go.
Feel more calm, relaxed, and centered? If so, great you’re one of the few people I’ve met where taking a few breaths has calmed everything down.
If not, welcome to the other 98% of the population (myself included) where we need that little extra push, that nudge into the “zen like” state we are all after.