”I bought a cheap watch from a crazy man floating down canal.
It doesn’t use numbers or moving hands; It always just says now.
Now you may be thinking that I was had, but this watch is never wrong
And If I have trouble the warranty said, ‘Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On’”.
“Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On” was a song on the 2006 “Take The Weather With You” album by Jimmy Buffett. Buffett and Matt Betton wrote the song in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that destroyed New Orleans and the much of the Gulf Coast.
“Breathe In, Breath Out, Move On” is wisdom not only for times of major crisis, but also in the trials and tribulations of our daily lives. Might not be a bad practice even when things are well.
The physiology of deep breathing is: You breathe in, the heart rate quickens. Exhale, the heart rate slows. Repeating brings the heart rate in tandem with breathing. This leads the brain releasing endorphins – which are chemicals that have a calming effect.
A calming effect – something we all can use as we travel our journey
This week I have spent nearly an hour every day walking/jogging/running in a local park and while doing that have enjoyed some deep breathing. The fresh air is invigorating and sure enough a few deep breaths and things get calmer.
Deep breathing can be one of those #SimplyBetter things to incorporate into our days.
It can be done anywhere, anytime — an amazing natural remedy for stress. Or, an invigorating jolt when things are not stressful.
Breathe In, Breath Out – a calming effect — as we move on makes the journey #SimplyBetter.