Whenever I feel nervous, like before a meeting where I have to speak to a large group of people, or even meeting new clients, I always remember what my sister taught me. Breathing exercises can really help you take control of your emotions, fears and even the shakes! So now, when I know I have 10 minutes before I have to face the fact, I go to a quiet spot and sit by myself. Start by taking 3 deep breaths, in through the nose and out through the mouth. Then, I count to 20, very slowly. With each count, I take a big breath in and out again. Doing this for only 20 counts really calms my nerves and makes me feel like I have control over my body again.
What You'll Need
- A quiet spot
- 10 minutes max
What You'll Do
- Take big Breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth 3 times
- Count to 20 and take bigger breaths with each count
- Take your time and make sure you are in control of your mind and body before you leave your quiet spot
- Go confidently!
Tips & Warnings
- Make sure you control your breathing, you don't want to pass out! Take things slow and focus on your breath for the entire 20 count.
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