Have you ever been doing something, maybe driving on the freeway or been in a meeting, when all of a sudden something out of the ordinary happens?
Something like a fellow commuter cutting your off so they could get to an exit or a co-worker who didn’t get their work done but throws you under the bus?
When something like this happens, do you kind of lose your breath as your mind start racing and your collar gets too tight?
Well, if you’re human you have, and if you’re reading this I’m hallucinating you are, like every other human, encountered something like these many times in your life.
I know I have.
This is known as the panic mode.
How to move out of the panic mode.
The problem with the panic mode is, at the very least, it’s debilitating, and, after a while, it can negatively affect your mental and physical health.
Let me tell you about a client who I worked with, let’s call her Sue.
Sue came to me because she was going into the panic mode so often that she was experiencing panic attacks.
Now Sue would have these panic attacks at many different times and places, but mostly, she had them at work.
After listening to her tell me what was going on, I taught her a couple of Mindful Mind Hacks that are part of my basic course.
One of the Mindful Mind Hacks I taught he is something I teach to everyone who I work with.
It’s called belly breathing.
How to Practice Deep Breathing
Here’s how to practice belly breathing.
Right now, sit down, maybe in a chair or on the couch or on the floor.
Now, the first thing you want to do is make sure you’re breathing correctly.
The way you do this is put one hand on your stomach and other hand on your chest.
Now, take a deep breath in through your nose.
If you’re breathing correctly, your breath should push the hand on your belly out.
The hand one your chest should remain pretty much in the same place.
If the hand on your chest is being pushed out, just concentrate on getting your belly to expand as you breathe in, instead of your chest.
Once you’ve taken a full, deep breath into your stomach, hold it for a second or two, then, slowly breathe the air out through your nose.
Now continue to breathe in and out this way for a couple of minutes.
Here’s what you’ll find.
If you’ll practice this for two or three minutes two or three times a day, you will, like Sue, be better able to control the anxiety and stress we all encounter in life.
This will help keep you out of the panic mode.
The great thing is you can practice this when you’re in traffic in your car, or when you’re sitting at your desk, or when you’re in line at the store.
Now, when a stressful situation comes up, as they always do, instead of going into the panic mode, you’ll be able to remain cool, calm and collected.
For example, let’s say you have a conflict with your significant other or with a co-worker.
Instead of stressing out your body by holding it in or saying or doing something you’re bound to later regret, just practice belly breathing.
This will help keep you in the moment, just like Sue.
Learn Mindful Mind Hacking!
By the way, using belly breathing, along with a couple of other Mindful Mind Hacks like “Here and Now” that you can find in my FREE course, 3 Mindful Mind Hacks to Supercharge Your Success, Sue was able to take back control of her mind and overcome the panic mode.
And you can too!
You can use Mindful Mind Hacking to bring you back into the here and now, so you can get done what needs to be done to achieve the great things inside of you.
Just go to MindfulMindHacking.com to pick up your FREE copy of 3 Mindful Mind Hacks to Supercharge Your Success
Until the next time, this is Wil Dieck wishing YOU only success!