In the chaos of daily life—especially for busy women juggling careers, family, and personal goals—self-care so often and too often takes a backseat. But if we learn to find more moments of mindfulness through our day, it can change absolutely everything; it can change your relationships, your work, your energy levels. By changing the way you relate to yourself and, as a consequence, the world around you, your life can dramatically improve (take my word for it). And, even better, this doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. Today, I want you to focus on one small thing you can do to show yourself some love.

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And here it is: take a mindful breathing break. Find a quiet spot, sit comfortably, and close your eyes. Inhale deeply through your nose, counting to four, allowing your lungs to fill with new air, fresh energy, vitality, and whatever good stuff you can imagine. Hold your breath for a brief pause, and then exhale slowly through your mouth, using this exhale to release any tension, clear some static, relax your bones. Repeat this for a few cycles—set a 5-minute timer on your phone—allowing yourself to be fully present in this calming breath moment. This simple act of conscious breathing can bring instant clarity and a sense of calm to your hectic day.

It doesn’t have to be a big deal

Remember: self-love isn’t always about grand gestures; it’s not about Instagram-worthy yoga sessions, hours spent in meditation, or kale smoothies every damn day (unless those things float your boat). Self-love, self-care, and the impact this has on your life, is about an accumulation of small, intentional moments you’re able to gift yourself often.

So today, if you can, gift yourself a 5-minute breathing break, acknowledging that you deserve moments of peace, you deserve time to reset, and ultimately, you deserve your own love. It’s these seemingly small acts that can be a powerful foundation on which your life can change for the better, brighter, and WAY more joyful.

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Chloe - TYR Founder & Joyful Living Coach

POSTED: 09/02/2024

Chloe is a yoga teacher, mindfulness guide, and joyful living coach, and she thinks the meaning of life is probably to be as happy as possible.

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