There is a reason the Calm app is up 75% in the last month! It’s all about breathing – the simplest and most effective technique to help people get through these times of unknown outcomes. You can learn how to breathe more effectively – right now.
When breathing, most people only move 10 -15% of the air out of their lungs. When you take a very deep breath, you are driving out 80% of the air in your lungs – more than five times as much air.
That’s why when you breathe deeply it feels completely different. It causes your lungs to open up many more air sacs. More oxygen goes into your brain. Your whole body will feel relaxed and alert. We call this “meeting breathing” – slowly and inconspicuously taking deeper breathes using your diaphragm.
You can display more executive presence by being relaxed and aware. The best way to do so is by taking a deep breath or two. After all, oxygen is still free!
Executive presence tip – Carol Keers