You've gotta do this whether you like it or not. In fact, you're doing it right now. I just want you to do it better and more deeply.
Watch this one-minute Fearless Living Boot Camp video and find out how you can improve your life by doing something you are already doing quite naturally. But if you do it better, more often and with more zest, you will get clearer faster, feel better immediately and be more energetic. I say that all of those things are super amazingly wonderful. You?
As you've aged, you've probably realized that sprinting your way through life just burns you out. What makes matters worse (making you feel more disconnected from yourself and others) is when you stay in the shallow waters only.
"Shallow" and "sprinting" are not the keys to feeling more authentic and FREE. That's where breathing comes in.
It usually takes a lot longer to get rid of things than it does to accumulate them. And that's the reason we need to spend time EXHALING through life, not just inhaling. Slow things down. Deepen things up. Open up your body, brain and heart to experience MORE.
Talk about destressing! So, let's try it.
Try to make your out-breath double your in-breath.
Breathe in... 1, 2, 3. Breathe out... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
That's called lung capacity. And boy oh boy, do you need it. The more lung capacity you have, the more you can run, play, jump and just plain stay focused. The more you can regulate the speed of your breath at will, the more you can choose to breathe through that icky conversation with your boss, get down in downward dog in yoga, and Stretch more.
It's all about the lungs, baby. So today, let's use 'em.
Your Fearless Challenge for today is to BREATHE DEEPLY. SLOWLY. DELIBERATELY.
Depending on whether this is a Stretch, Risk or Die for you, you can set your timer to go off every hour on the hour... or every 30 minutes... or -- if you are super brave, and super into it -- every 15 minutes. (Talk about scary! Geez!)
I'm going to be doing this all day long. Get to socialworkout.com/fearlessliving and tell me how it felt the first time today when you just STOPPED and BREATHED. NOTHING ELSE. Just BREATHED.
I can't wait to hear from you. No more shallow living for you! No siree.
Remember to give yourself some Fearless Living points for breathing better. Yes, after you've watched today's video, go on over to socialworkout.com/fearlessliving and give yourself some points. Is deep, deliberate and slow breathing a Stretch, Risk or Die for you? Add up those fearless points, because soon you could WIN!
You could win my bestselling book, Fearless Living, or you could win THREE private one-on-one sessions with me, or my kick-butt Fearless Living Training Program. And of course, you'll receive the best gift of all: BECOMING FEARLESS!
Haven't enlisted in Fearless Living Boot Camp yet? It's not too late! Really! There's almost a whole week left, and you would be AMAZED at how much more fearless you can get in just a few days. To join the Boot Camp and log your fearless activity, use the Social Workout-powered widget just below. If you're a Facebook member, simply click the "Connect" button. To sign up with your email, cheer on your fellow enlistees, and see all the inspiring commentary, go to the Boot Camp homepage.
Spread the word. We all gotta breathe. Let's do it BETTER and DEEPER. Breathe with me, people. Share this blog with your tribe and help them become more fearless by sharing the Fearless Living Boot Camp Challenge with them today!
Let's all become fearless together!
P.S. Missed previous Boot Camp posts? You can catch them by clicking here, then just clicking the appropriate links. C'mon -- there's plenty of time to sign up and join this life-changing challenge!
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