Take a Breather with these 5 Gentle Life Lessons

We’ve all been there: it’s a busy day at work, you’ve been staring at your computer for hours, the deadline for your project is fast approaching, and out of nowhere you get a splitting headache. Or maybe your heart rate feels a little fast. Why now? What went wrong?

It’s important to remember that, just like with physical activity, your mind needs a break. Don’t let your day—work or otherwise—overwhelm you too much. You can take simple steps to stay relaxed and sharp all day long. Remember to stay hydrated, take your eyes off of the screen for a few minutes throughout the day, and breathe. Here are some simple life lessons to help you enjoy gentle calm and moments of reprieve throughout your day. Try printing some of these affirmations out to hang near your desk or in your home!