Tim Ferriss: “If you could put a billboard anywhere and have it say anything, what would be?”
Wim Hof: “Breathe motherf***er!” (I don’t know why I * out letters, it’s not like you don’t know what I’m saying).
And that’s where I got this title from.
The song was originally called “Breathe,” but when I got to the heavy part in the middle, it just fit too well to not use it.
It is the perfect title for this song, and technically, The Wim Hof Method is exactly what this song is all about:
Good ‘Ol O2
The basic idea around the Wim Hof Method is to get the carbon dioxide out of your system, to allow for more oxygen in your system.
How do you do it? By breathing. His technique, specifically, is 30 deep breaths in a session.
The benefits are:
1. Boosted energy levels.
2. Lowered stress levels
3. Strengthening your immune system
4. Faster recovery
5. Improved focus and concentration
6. Improved sleep
7. Mood enhancement
8. Improved circulation
So why would anyone tell anyone else to “breathe mother***er”? Because no matter what you are going through, you have to remember to breathe. All of those benefits happen when you bring in oxygen and release the carbon dioxide. Doing that calms you, refocuses you, allows you to assess the situation with a clear(er) mind, and hopefully deal with the situation in a healthier, more beneficial way.
It helps you deal with……
Bad Days & Bad People
The first step in a solution to everything.
Bad day? Breathe.
“It is nothing you can’t handle.”
It is so difficult, in the heat of the moment, or the midst of the crisis, to recognize the fact that you have been in similar situations and made it out ok. Taking a breath gives you a tiny window of reflection to remember that. Does that make your current situation any less difficult? Of course not. It’s called a crisis for a reason. But you made it through before. In fact, you have always made it through. Even when it felt like you were never going to make it through you did it, against the odds, and against your expectations. If you hadn’t you wouldn’t be here today.
This time is no different.
The Power You Give It
If we are honest with ourselves, we can admit that no one makes us feel sadness, anger, fear, or sorrow.
We allow them to. We give them the power.
People are going to do what they are going to do, it is up to you to allow it to affect you or not.
They can push you, pull you, try to tear you down, but you don’t have to let them. You can use all of your strength to ward off their attacks.
It starts with breathing.
In with the good, out with the bad.
You know, hippie stuff.
This song is a reminder from you for you (FYFY). Don’t forget that you are the one that lets negativity in, and you are the one that can keep it out. They can try relentlessly to break you down, and they do, but you never will. You have the power to block them out, to bend but not break, and to stand strong.
It could be better, it could be worse, that’s why you need to take a step back and breathe. Gain some perspective, then move on and move forward.
it’s nothing you cant handle, no.
And worrying won’t help it, no.
take it what’s around you, now
Everything you need is found.
May not be what you want
But you’re never getting more
Than you can handle, no
The cracks are weakening
But you can never break me down,
You never should be feeling, alone.
You build the walls, protect your soul.
Don’t look down, you think you’re on the bottom, now?
The hills are high, but valleys low.