Use the 4-7-8 method of breathing to recenter.
When you find yourself interrupted or distracted, taking a moment to use the 4-7-8 method can help you recenter and refocus on the task at hand. Try making the 4-7-8 method part of your morning routine or ritual.
- Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
- Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose for a mental count of four.
- Hold your breath for a count of seven.
- Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
*Steps 1–4 are one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times, for a total of four breaths.
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