04 Dec Just Breathe
A work experiment meant to free up head space
When transitioning between tasks throughout your workday, take 30-60 seconds to just breathe. This helps to calm you physiology, and switch gears from whatever you were focused on before. Come on, you can do it.. You’ve been doing it all your life 🙂
This experiment falls under the physical energy category. Physical energy is the quantity of energy that we have available to us, which we manage by finding a dynamic balance between expenditure and renewal. This means that sitting at a desk for 12 hours a day staring at a screen will only use up your energy, without giving yourself the chance to recharge. At Charley’s you can do both; expend & renew your energy. We make this possible by curating little activities and experiments you can do to help manage your energy quantity.
This is how it works:
1. Stop what you’re doing
Allow yourself to take a minute. Close your laptop and put away your phone.
2. Close your eyes
Close your eyes, sit up straight and focus on your breathing. Feel the sensation of the air flowing into your lungs, starting at your nostrils, to your throat, and then deep into your lungs. Each inhale should take about 3 seconds.
3. Breathe out slowly
Once your lungs have filled themselves with air, slowly exhale. This should take about 6 seconds.
4. Think about how doing this makes you feel
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax.