Sunday, 5 February 2012


I have a word of advice for you. Just one word. Breathe.

Yes, yes, I am aware that we do this all the time without even thinking about it and that's just the point. We don't think about it. Maybe we should.

You know those times when you're stuck for ideas. Perhaps you're trying to compose a letter, plan a project, or even simply trying to decide what to cook for supper. Well help is at hand - or in this case mouth and nose.

Try a few simple breathing exercises. I used to do this during my Pilates class and found it great for clearing out the lungs of stale air and topping up on the fresh stuff.

Breathe in while counting to five. Hold your breath for a count of twenty. Now breathe out for a count of ten. Repeat this at least three times. Ideally the air which you inhale should be fresh so if you aren't lolling on a beach somewhere, maybe you could stick your head out of the window and give the neighbours a laugh.

Hopefully, you will soon feel inspired - which of course comes from the Latin verb spirare which means to breathe.

Drop me a line to let me know how you get on - preferably by air mail.

1 comment:

  1. Recently had a tennis ball size mass removed from my right lung ( no cancer) breathing was extra important to me.