Unbeatable Mind : Big 4 Skills of Mental Toughness (2)
First, get control of your breathing.
Use deep breathing to manage stress and arousal response (fight, flight, or freeze). Staying in control of your breath via deep nostril breathing activates your parasympathetic nervous system and can prevent the feeling of panic. This practice will lower your cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and stabilize your mind in preparation for the next challenge.
Box breathing is used to develop control, along with physiological and psychological balance.
When practiced daily, this one Unbeatable Mind skill will transform you. Do it as part of your morning ritual and also throughout the day as you feel the need to use it.