The two greatest emotions we humans experience are love and fear. Offshoots of love being happiness, hope, caring, sharing, giving, gratitude, (and other positive uplifting emotions).
Offshoots of fear are equally obvious: Hate, disdain, greed, avarice, cruelty as well as a couple of additional negatives (stemming from fear) that occur within all of us – worry and guilt.
When you are feeling fear (in any form) for any reason and it’s dominating your emotions and thoughts there is a physical routine you can train yourself to do to help diminish and in some cases remove an overwhelming fear that may be controlling your actions.
To refocus your focus:
- Take in a deep breath
- Feel yourself breathe in slowly
- Now feel yourself breathe out slowly
- Once you’re controlling your breathing, breathe from your stomach, low. Breathe the breaths deep from within.
- Keep the focus on feeling your breath, don’t let any other thoughts intrude.
Initially it may not be easy, but with practice it becomes so. The tension in your body will begin to melt away as you breathe in positive energy and breathe out the negative energy of fear.
Deep measured breathing also helps clear your mind of clutter – focus is then where it needs to be. You’ll be making better decisions as well as viewing things from a more positive perspective.
I hope your weekend is going well for you and continues to do so.
With much affection,