When your deadline, the problems are endless, or stuck in a difficult situation, calm the mind is the first and most important step to be able to take control.
There is a technique that can reliably help you feel much more relaxed, so that they can think clearly in the midst of the chaos, which is take a deep breath and exhale.
It might sound cliche, because you do not really feel the effects so far. But according to Andrew Weil, MD, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, took a deep breath properly is very effective for lowering blood pressure and heart rate, mood is much quieter, so it can help you think more clearly and positively in only 2 minute. "If you do not feel the benefits, maybe you're doing it wrong."
Andrew advise you to do the breathing techniques "4-7-8". The trick, cover your mouth and inhale through the nose for four counts. Then hold your breath for 7 counts. Then exhale for 8 counts. Repeat this activity at least 3 times, if possible close your eyes to feel more tranquility.
It is also justified by Christina Vestergaard, MD, MPH, a pulmonologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. According to her, breathed fully capable of suppressing the nerves associated with increased heart rate and blood pressure, so it can help the body to feel more relaxed.
In addition, makes one focus to himself and was able to forget things around in an instant. Thus, the brain has a chance to rest.
Not only when taking a breath, hold your breath able to provide a relaxing sensation to the body. When you hold your breath, the body would increase carbon dioxide in the bloodstream capable relaxes blood vessels. Thus, you can avoid the cases of headache when many minds.
In fact, many people are not aware that they often hold my breath when watching most exciting scene in your favorite movie. It could be a way to help the brain to reduce stress.