Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Calming down

Beliefnet has a little article called "7 Quick Ways to Calm Down " that you might want to check out.

Here's one of the suggestions:
Years ago, I learned the "Four Square" method of breathing to reduce anxiety:

1. Breathe in slowly to a count of four.
2. Hold the breath for a count of four.
3. Exhale slowly through pursed lips to a count of four.
4. Rest for a count of four (without taking any breaths).
5. Take two normal breaths.
6. Start over again with number one
The other suggestions might be helpful to you as well. Check them out. It's good to have some strategies up our sleeve for this hectic time of the year!


  1. Anonymous7:16 PM

    Oh I really like this. I'm going to practice it. Thanks Ellie

  2. I'm glad you like it, Andie. It really works; I've used it!

    By the way, I just updated the (current) top post over at "Does Not Wisdom Call?" of the opening chorus of the Bach "Christmas Oratorio". It's a STUNNING performance!


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