Recently I was told to focus on breathing out while breathing in, and breathing in while breathing out

For whatever reason, this helps me take really deep breaths

Deep breaths are wonderful

I’m not sure why this works, but it made me think about thinking about, or actually doing, the opposite of what I think I need to do in the moment

You would think to take a deep breath, you should think about breathing in and then breathing out

I take better breaths when I do the opposite

I’d like to apply this to more of my life


Parker Klein

Software Engineer @Google, note taker, podcaster, YouTuber, and writer. Creator of Twos, Müse, Aware, 7 Levels Deep, and the Parker Klein’s Notes podcast.

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