One thing that is constant in this world is change. Nothing stays the same. From a personal change such as a new job to climate change, the impact of change can cause fear, doubt, and worry. To face and embrace change with greater ease, it helps to have an open and Brave Heart.
Having a Brave Heart is not an easy feat. It takes courage to face life's challenges and to embrace change and growth. What does it mean to have a Brave Heart? It means having the courage to overcome by shifting our mindset and turning problems into challenges, facing our fears, and taking risks. It means having the resilience to bounce back from failures and setbacks, and the openness to learn and grow from them.
Having a Brave Heart also means being willing to challenge yourself and step outside of your comfort zone. It means being open to new experiences and perspectives and being willing to take on new challenges. Change and growth are not always easy, but they are necessary for personal and professional development.
To have a Brave Heart for change and growth requires a positive mindset and a willingness to embrace the unknown. It requires trusting yourself and your abilities, while also being open to feedback and guidance from others. With a Brave Heart, you can overcome obstacles, achieve success, and make a positive impact on the world. YOU GOT THIS!
BREATHING PRACTICES FOR A BRAVE HEART DURING CHANGE AND GROWTH
Change and growth can be daunting, but with the right tools, we can approach them with Brave Heart. One such tool is a breathing practice, which can help you stay grounded and centered during times of transition.
One technique is called "BOX breath." Start by inhaling through your nose for a count of two, holding your breath for a count of two, exhaling for a count of two, and finally holding your breath for a count of two. Repeat this cycle several times, and if you're comfortable, increase your breath count (i.e., 3x3x3x3 or 4x4x4x4 or more). Slowing down your breath can help slow down your heart rate, calm your mind, and bring a sense of peace and calm.
Focus on Your Breath
Another helpful technique is to simply focus on your breath. Take a few minutes each day to sit in a quiet place and focus on your breathing. Pay attention to the sensation of air moving in and out of your body. If your mind starts to wander, gently bring it back to your breath. This practice can help you develop greater mindfulness and resilience in the face of change.
Remember, change can be challenging, but it can also be an opportunity for growth and transformation. With these breathing practices, you can approach change with a Brave Heart and an open mind that is calm, relaxed, and confident.
Author, Robin Pusateri is a Managing Partner of Live Free Mindfully, which provides mindfulness-centered programs and training educators, youth and other adults. She is a 200-hr RYT, teaching yoga for 7 years, as well as a fitness trainer for the last 20 years. Robin is a fully licensed cosmetologist and medical esthetician who believes that beauty begins within. She is happily married to Nate, a mother to Nick, and two bonus daughters, Sophia and Natalie.