Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing
Congratulations. You’ve just calmed your nervous system.
Controlled breathing, like what you just practiced, has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your…
It makes sense, right? Our success accelerates when we become more confident. This Confidence/Competence loop is described by psychologists as a feedback loop with confidence improving with competence and vice-versa. Without confidence, we revert to fear, and as a result we have a hard time taking action. When we become fearful, we get more tentative and procrastinate.
I was listening to a very popular life coach and founder of the "High Performance Academy", Brendon Burchard. It struck me how some of his advice would really help chronic back/neck patients.