Tip – creating new habits

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Bringing some short breathing practice into your day means you can have easy to use relaxation skills to de-stress, manage any pain or anxiety and stay calm. It’s a simple way to boost your wellbeing.

It takes about 60 days to develop a new habit and Relax & Breathe is easy to use throughout your day.

Start by focusing on your breathing for a minute or two in the morning, during the day and again in the evening so it becomes familiar and easy to use. Then you can use it as you need it should you feel overwhelmed.

The key to using Relax & Breathe is to keep it simple:
* slow your breathing down to a gentle pace
* relax your muscles – your jaw, your shoulders, your hands, your pelvic floor and your legs and feet
* allow yourself to slow down

It takes practice and regular use for it to become familiar so you can make a start today and build a gentle habit. And you can use your breathing wherever you are – in the bathroom, waiting for the kettle to boil, on the loo, before you get out of the car, on the Metro, at your desk, as you stand in a queue, as you cook, when you get into bed.

And you can head to the Breathing Space pages for more posts and audio to listen to and download.

Let me know how you get on.

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