Today we are going to focus on the breath. So simple, so basic, but so important. There are a bazillion breathing exercises to find online, in a yoga class, or in a book, but today we’re going to keep it simple. We are just going to focus on two things: breath and sensation. You need no special tools, just yourself and your lungs. Don’t forget your lungs.
Yes, you- the one who has trained hard and works tirelessly in a job most could never do. There is no question that you serve your community with everything you can. But where do you go after a tough run or shift? What happens then? First responders have a higher likelihood of developing PTSD. Don’t suffer alone, effective treatments are available. Read here about PTSD, first responders, and how you can take care of yourself so that you can keep helping others.
Hello and happy Sunday! I hope that this blog post finds you doing well.
Today I challenge you to get up and get OUT! Literally! Try going for a walk on your street, taking a walk in the woods, or just finding a spot outside to sit and watch what's going on around you. Being outdoors is good for us mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It is shown to help with focus and concentration, decrease depression and anxiety, lower blood pressure and tension in the body, improve physical pain, and all-around make us feel better.
So what are you waiting for? Get outside! And to practice what I preach, my family and I are heading out for a long hike as part of our Self-Care Sunday. Enjoy!
A piece on Thrive Therapy, Inc. was shared by Cincy Chic. I share this article on Cincinnati PTSD treatment here.