Can you hold your breath for 5 minutes?
For sure many can as they have specifically trained their bodies over time to have the strength and stamina to do so. 5 minutes does not sound like a lot right? And in one way it is not as it sounds easy, so have you got 5 minutes to spare to incorporate a specific technique or habit into your daily routine?
But yet if I were to ask you to hold your breath safely for 5 minutes you most likely would struggle as you are not used to doing it, those particular muscles would be weak. Everyone can make 5 minutes… all you got to do is decide what you will do for that specific 5 minutes and then make it happen EVERY SINGLE DAY! Your energy goes where your focus goes, so if you do a specific thing every day, just one targeted action you will see and feel noticeable differences after a period of time e.g one week, one month etc depending on the particular thing.
I have seen amazing results myself just by working on specific areas or things for JUST 5 minutes. I often get my clients to do 10 minutes strategies, a lot struggle with that so let’s focus on 5 minutes.
You can do things like wake up 5 minutes earlier and spend that 5 minutes stretching slowly and wakening up your system.
- Spend 5 minutes a day holding in your abdominal muscles while sitting, standing, driving etc.
- Spend 5 minutes before your shower skin brushing
- Spend 5 focused minutes while in the shower ( average shower 7 mins) to change from hot to cold water, this one thing alone can boost your metabolism, cleanse your lymphatic system and really wake you up and help relax tight sore tense muscles all in one go.
- Spend 5 minutes planning your day ahead either that morning or like I do the night before. There is nothing like feeling planned and organised to set you up in the right frame of mind for the entire day.
- Spend 5 minutes pausing before you go from one thing to the other.
- Spend 5 minutes dancing and singing along to your favourite tune while you work at something else.
- Spend 5 minutes deep breathing before you go to sleep.
- Spend 5 minutes smiling while you are sitting in a traffic jam or find yourself delayed. This will immediately relax all of your jaw muscles where the body naturally holds a lot of tension.
- Spend 5 minutes de-cluttering or working through a pile of old papers or books or files which you keep meaning to work on. You get the idea, think about what you need to focus on, what do you feel you have no time for, start with just 5 minutes a day , every day and see what happens.
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