I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here.
Today’s tip is to take your time. Make space to just breathe and be still.
I’ve been practicing yoga regularly for about 8 years now. It has helped me in many ways, but one very unexpected way for me is that I appreciate breathing more. While I’ve been listening to instructors say I just need to breathe, and let me breath guide me, most of the time I’m worried about moving my limbs and finding balance.
However, the last year or so has me often stopping for a minute and just breathing throughout my life. Not just when I’m stressed, not just when I practice yoga, but I might sit at my desk and stop for a minute and just breathe.
I’m not good at meditation or sitting still for long. However, focusing on my breath for a minute or two, even while I might be looking at something, has been helpful to me.