At the end of the day any Business owner can feel anxious. Thinking about all of the things that didn’t get taken care of today, or the list of things that need to happen tomorrow. Don’t worry we have the best way to de-stress and fall asleep quickly at the end of the day.
When you are feeling anxious when about to go to sleep use the ‘4-7-8’ method. This method of breathing to relax is a common practice among Yogi’s and was investigated by Harvard medical doctor Andrew Weil. This method of breathing brings in more oxygen to your body, which calms your heart rate and central nervous system, then calms your mind.
The way it works is by extending your inhale you force your lungs to take in more oxygen, than by holding the breath you allow that air to flow through your bloodstream.
The easy 4-7-8 method is done as follows:
1. Breathe calmly through your nose for 4 seconds
2. Hold your breath for 7 seconds.
3. Breathe out slowly through your mouth for 8 seconds
The same exercise helps to calm down your mind, too, simply because it makes you concentrate entirely on your breathing. You don’t realize it, but at this moment your central nervous system gradually reduces its activity, and feelings of anxiety disappear.
When you’re stressed or anxious, the amount of adrenaline in your blood increases, and your breathing gets faster and lighter. This breathing exercise acts as a kind of sedative. Deliberately slowing down your breathing in this way forces the rhythm of your heart to slow down, making you calm very quickly.
The next time your mind is racing at the end of the day give th3 “4-7-8” breathing method a try!