Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Just breathe....

I have an Apple watch which in-between nagging me to stand up or increase my activity levels has recently started regularly ordering me to breathe. Like I might forget to without prompts from my wrist.

Apple watch and Macbook air
It's actually a calming mindfulness thing I believe - encouraging wearers to take time out from the hustle and bustle and focus on their breathing for just a short time. When I do it, it does a good job of making me relax. Mostly I end up yelling at my arm "Go away - I don't have time to breathe!"

My life is hectic. Probably too hectic for my health and wellbeing, particularly given that I have Fibromyalgia and a child with an ASD diagnosis. I often find myself emotionally and physically exhausted.

So, as we hurtle into a new year and my watch continues to nag me I think maybe I should start to listen and take more time to just breathe.....

5 comments:

  1. Breathing is important... Without it things get increasingly difficult to achieve.
    Sometimes we all forget that asking the person who always delivers, whilst the easy option, means they suffer and others who are quite capable get left out and go off and find others to do things for so sometimes you have to learn to say no and take time out to breathe.... Others need to spread the load even if it does take that bit extra effort in the first instance.

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  2. Oh wow - as frustrating as it must be when it's telling you to breath I can fully understand how incredibly relaxing it must be when you listen to it - I think I need to get myself one! #postsfromtheheart

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  3. My #PostsFromTheHeart is also called just breathe so I had to click and see what you'd written about. I definitely think taking a minute to stop and relax is important (although I don't know if I want my watch telling my to do so!)

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  4. I think that is very good advice that we could all learn from. Though I agree, I would probably also end up telling my arm to shut up too! Thank you so much for reminding us all of the importance of this at #PostsFromTheHeart

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