Tuesday, September 27, 2011

breathe & smile. smile & breathe.

lately, i've been a roller coaster of emotions.  with the wedding drawing near, yoga teacher training beginning and some time-consuming (but exciting) work projects on my plate, i've been up-down-high-low-happy-sad-pissy-sweet a lot lately.  poor craig.

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that said, i have been making a concerted effort to focus on the positive...cause after all, perception is reality, right?  but sometimes it can really just feel like the world is coming at me, no matter how hard i try to convince myself otherwise.  in those moments, instead of moping or crying or getting mad, i'm breathing.  and smiling...if i can.  and then breathing some more.

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i'm finding that this oh-so-simple tactic is really helping me get my feet back on the ground when my head is running wild and my emotions are out of whack.  instead of beating yourself up for not being able to "change" your mood, stop trying.  breathe.  and smile (if you can).  and then breathe some more.

when you control the breath, you control the mind - no matter what it's saying to you...
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smile.  breathe.


  1. Wishing you a calm and happy Tuesday girl! :-)
    I totally needed this post-since arriving home to Houston, I feel like a rag doll getting pulled in every direction! Today I plan on taking lots of deep breaths all day!
    xoxo from Houston, this week!

  2. I just wanted to say that I love the new style and structure of your blog. I have been following for a while and I like that monday is yoga day and I can read recipes on wednesdays! The wisdom is also wonderful and I love the strategies for how to deal with our lives and emotions!

  3. Deep breathing is my go to in-the-moment stress buster, though it doesn't always work as well as I think it should. I do find that when I'm nervous, I don't breathe as much as I should. Which feels weird.

  4. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

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