take A Deep breath

No doubt that you have heard this instruction before at some point in your life. Maybe it was a directive given because you needed to evaluate your response before moving in haste, or you needed to level up in your courage. When the doctor listens to your heart, this is usually the preceding instruction. Deep breathing is a physical way to open your lungs and release the stress that could take root in your heart. Inhale and release! Shallow breathing is usually our baseline breathing. We have to remember to use the total capacity of our lungs by taking deep breaths.

Deep breaths awaken you to life, internally and externally. Take in the air around you and remember the importance of fresh air. Mindfulness is taking a moment to recognize you are alive! Be intentional with this practice and welcome peace into your heart while being aware of the pace you are maintaining in your daily life. Have you taken a deep breath lately? Take this challenge to fill up your lungs and release your breath into the atmosphere in a conscionable way.

Take a Deep Breath!

MIND-FULL

Mindfulness is the practice of keeping your mind at peace and focused. It is the ability to discipline your thoughts and prevent them from running wild. Have you ever let your mind wander and realized that time eluded you and your purpose at the moment was forgotten? Did you worry yourself sick over recurring and constant thoughts about what if?

The what-ifs of life can take us into a downward spiral and quickly lead us into disparaging thoughts if we are not mindful.

Today, I want to encourage you to keep your mind full of God. This means that your thoughts will be filled with peace and joy. Your mind will be at rest, and your heart will be happy! When stressful thoughts try and press your mind and turn your focus to chaotic rhythms of doubt, redirect your attention to a loving God who already has that worry answered and under control.

Keep your mind full of Him!