It was around this time in 2015 that I began meditating. When I first started my research into “how” to do it properly, every single source material says focus on your breathing. Honestly, I didn’t start having successful sessions until I stopped doing what I perceived to be focusing on my breathing. However, breathing naturally and using what ever my focal point is (affirmations, gratitude, things I want to manifest, etc.) to work in tandem with each breath really gets things going. (More on that another time)
This is relevant to what I’m actually writing about because it really helped me realize how being intentional about the breath I take, even if only for a moment can make a difference in how I feel. I’m learning that in life, intent is the key to movement. As I go about my day, just a moment of mindfulness, taking a few seconds to breathe *intentionally* can make all the difference – that’s what I’m saying! Damn AC, you’re doing great. Essentially, I think this could be helpful information.
How many Apple Watch users flip the f#ck out when their watch tells them to breathe every few hours? Don’t be mean, give it a shot. Smart Watches with that capability are actually helpful in keeping you accountable if you’re trying to start good habits. It’s especially useful if you work in a fast-pace, high pressure environment or are just drama prone. The regular hustle and bustle of life can really make us lose our perspective, so taking that moment to breathe, slowly and deeply is grounding. I’m sure there are medical benefits to all of this, but I’m an artist, not a doctor.