Maintaining a productive mindset has been a challenge as we all navigate working remotely and engaging with a team in a highly digitized world. Hours spent in front of screens have taken a new toll on our energy levels, and by the end of the day, it’s easy to feel that special kind of “Zoom exhaustion.”
Tyler Tilton, Wealth Advisor at Vance Wealth, has a simple trick to keep his energy up and digital burnout at bay. Twice a day, Tyler uses the 4-7-8 breathing technique along with meditation when he wakes up and before he goes to bed each night. This particular form of breathwork helps release tension in the body and stress in the mind, and it can even help those who suffer from insomnia fall asleep more easily.
To practice 4-7-8 breathing, sit in a comfortable position and exhale completely, blowing out through your mouth. Next, inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four, and then hold your breath for a count of seven. Finally, exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight. This is one breath. Repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.
This simple trick can help you instantly relieve stress and refocus on what’s important. It’s a great tool to stay positive, present and inspired as you commit to your own continuous growth.
For more information about the 4-7-8 breathing technique and other beneficial types of breathwork, visit drweil.com.
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