Take a Breath!
As you are scrolling here through this little corner of the world wide web (does anyone say that anymore even?!), I just wanted to say take a breath! Or 5.
Five big inhales, five big exhales.
This quick breathing exercise is a great way to interrupt the hurriedness of your day. If you're like me, you want to make the breaths happen quickly so that they're over and you can move on to the next things (heyo overproductive person here!). But that's not the point of a breathing exercise.
An exercise such as this literally is a pattern interrupt for the brain. Feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, anxious, and the like? It may sound stupid simple, but the area of your brain that runs your breath is in the basic, primitive region. This pulls your brain out of the emotional limbic system and helps you basically reset. It's like hitting the power button on your phone. Things always work better after a reset, right? Phones and humans alike :)
Square breathing, 4-7-8 breath, kundalini breath, who knew there were so many ways to breath?! But no matter what way you do it, all that matters is that you are!