Happy December, Beauties! I absolutely love this time of the year… snow, hot chocolate, bright lights, cozy sweaters… makes me excited just thinking about it! But, with the excitement of the holiday season and finals approaching, my anxiety levels are at an all-time high! I don’t know about you, but for me, more anxiety means sleepless nights — and that’s not a good thing since “beauty sleep” keeps my skin looking fresh and radiant! Recently, I’ve discovered the “4-7-8” breathing trick which helps you fall asleep FAST! Ever since, I have been getting the best sleep of my life!
Here’s how it works:
Inhale for a count of four. By doing this, you are forcing yourself to take in more oxygen which makes it easier for you to hold your breath in the next step.
Hold your breath for seven seconds. At this point your heart rate will begin to slow and you may feel a bit light headed. If this happens, just try again until you get the hang of it! Who knew breathing could be so hard?
Exhale steadily for eight seconds. During this step, you are emitting all of the carbon from your lungs. Immediately, you should feel your heart and mind start to relax. Works like a charm!
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