Utilize breath as anchor day

Published on 26 August 2023 at 13:05

Are you a caregiver who is constantly exhausted from caring for a loved one while also balancing life, home, and family responsibilities? Do you ever look at your day and feel like you do not have enough time, but you have accomplished nothing? Are you experiencing burnout? Self-care is critical to mental health, but as caregivers, we often neglect ourselves. If you feel like you are stuck in a never-ending cycle, this is where you can start with self-care. It is up to you to choose yourself today. You deserve it.
Today, I would like you to practice a mindfulness skill: breath as anchor.
Caring for children with mental health or neurodiverse conditions can be an emotional roller coaster. Knowing how to use readily available mindfulness tools is extremely beneficial.
Our breath is the tool! Today, try increasing your awareness of the quality of your breath. Allow yourself a few moments today to notice your breath before each meal and snack. Practicing paying attention to your breath will provide you with something to fall back on when you need to ground yourself. You deserve that space.