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10 Reasons To Stop And Take A Deep Breath

Inhale. Exhale.

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1. You can be in only one place at a time. Right now, you are here and nowhere else.

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2. To reiterate: you are in this universe in a very specific place at a very specific time, and that is a truth with weight and meaning.

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3. There are thousands of thoughts you're holding on to about other times and other places. Gather them all and blow them away gently with a long exhale.

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4. Reset. Remember every new day will have some peaks and some valleys. Stop and look around you. Breathe in. Breathe out.

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5. Now think of a time something or someone unexpected has come along and lifted you up when you least expected it.

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6. Now think of a time when you lifted up someone else.

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7. Our days are marked by this give and take – sometimes it's as simple as breaking the fall of another person, even if just for a second.

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8. Think of this rhythm of life together on our beautiful little planet and relax your shoulders. Breathe in. Breathe out. Know that you have a purpose today.

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9. Whatever that purpose is today, you will need the oxygen to continue.

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10. So take in this air around you and then release it. It's only here for a brief moment.

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