One of my favorite ways to immediately feel less overwhelmed or stressed is to practice box breathing.


  1. Sit with a straight spine and ground your feet
  2. Close your eyes or soften your gaze
  3. Inhale to the count of 4, hold your breath at the top to the count of 4, exhale through pursed lips to the count of 4, hold your breath at the bottom to the count of 4
  4. 4. Repeat 4-6 rounds of breath
  5. Try setting an alarm on your phone for 10:30am and 3:30pm and let this become part of your daily routine

You will immediately start to calm your central nervous system down, decrease cortisol & stress and increase endorphins.

Breathing is POWERFUL – try and make it part of your everyday rituals. You will absolutely notice a substantial difference in 3-6 weeks if practiced consistently.

Do you take time to breathe daily? 

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.