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How to center yourself

How to center yourself

24 Apr 2021 by Ted Escobedo   3 min read

Feeling centered can help work your way through many negative emotions, such as grief, anger, trauma, depression, and sadness. A regular practice of centering can also allow you to have deeper and more meaningful connections with others. Here are some tips for centering yourself:

Breathe Mindfully:

Breathing exercises place us in the moment and allows us to just be. An example breathing exercise is to sit or lay comfortably, close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Take notice of each time you breathe in and what this feels like. Slow your breathing down to a controlled state. Pause after you breathe in and then exhale slowly, again while paying close attention to how this feels both physically and emotionally. Continue these steps for a few minutes. This simple breathing exercise will assist you in feeling more centered and it’s a great way to start your day being more mindful and present.

Be Present:

Focus on the moment. Put technology away for a brief time and be present.

Be Aware:

Being aware of your emotional state and take a moment to pause when you are feeling out of balance. At time throughout the day we may experience feelings of stress, anxiety or sadness and when we take a moment to realize those feelings and sit with them, it can have a profound impact.


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