For those of you who have poked around here at the site, you probably know that I walk a line between woo and non-woo. I realize that capitalism is a bane on society. I realize that there is hard socio-economic reasons why folks are systemically stuck in their situations. I am also that bitch who will do some deep-breathing and imagine a better life for myself. It's half and half for me. Half realizing that there is science behind rewiring your thoughts. Neurons that fire together, wire together. A belief is just a thought that you think over and over until it's solidified in your mind. It's a ton of hard work to rewire your thoughts especially if you're surrounded by people who will constantly remind you of your circumstances (I know, I've been there.) This is why I like to focus on breath work. You always have your breath with you. It doesn't have to be a big production. A deep breath to bring you back to your body and center before the huge assignment is due at work can be a life-send.
Taking a breath allows us just a moment - sometimes quite literally a second - to realign, to focus on the body instead of the mind. It's a way to reclaim your time from anxiety, from the outside world.
Yes, it can be a little woo, but it's helpful. Give it a shot and let me know what you think?