The horizon around me was choked with dark smoke.
We were literally surrounded by five separate wildfires. I needed stress management and fast!
One of the longest, most respected scientific studies has shown that there is a STRONG correlation between proper breathing, stress management, and a long life.
According to that study, the No. 1 indicator of life expectancy is…
…well, you’d probably be better off just watching the latest video chapter of Grow: All True Wealth Comes From the Ground. In it, I explain all that, give detailed how-tos on various breathing techniques—and a whole lot more.
Watch the video for more on my story and how I overcame the stress of the situation. (Length: 21:22 minutes)
And, as I sat on the roof of my barn, I knew we were one wind shift away from having our property engulfed in flames.
We were ready to evacuate if the fires started coming our way. But until then, I focused on the one thing that could help me maintain a clear head, stay calm, and avoid stressing out…stress management!
I breathed. Deeply. In through my nose, filling my belly, then my chest, counting strategically, and then exhaling through my mouth.
Despite the circumstances, I could feel the increased oxygen jump-starting my brain. Whatever came next, I was ready.
Thankfully, that wind never shifted. The wildfires didn’t destroy our homestead. Our family and livestock were safe.
But I still remember that rooftop moment as a great (maybe extreme?!) example of a time when deep breathing helped me manage stress in a healthy way.
Proper breathing really can save your life.
- What do you think?
- What’s your go-to in times of stress?
- What are your favorite breathing tips?
Have you seen the other Grow Book videos?
I’m talking it out as I write it, and I’d love to get your feedback. You can see them here: