Monday morning as you arrive at your office…
Your phone starts to ring at the same time as your computer freezes while logging in. You gasp loudly as a system error notification tells you of a last login attempt.
Your breathing becomes faster and louder as you try to reboot while checking your voicemail.
A colleague then rushes by asking you if you remembered there was a meeting first-thing. Open-mouthed you look around, chest heaving, wondering what just happened. Sound familiar?
All the symptoms of stress are present and accounted-for; mouth-breathing, a heaving chest, rapid inhales and spikes in blood-pressure and heart-rate.
So, what can be done to manage stress in this situation?
During the meeting if you were to use key exercise 3 your stress symptoms would rapidly become lower.
Your daily breathing metrics are vital in monitoring your health and stress daily.
For example, if your EBC (Exhale Block Count) was consistently 30+ and EBS (Exhale Block Steps) was 40+ for a number of weeks then an oncoming illness or accumulated fatigue can be prepared for when these numbers drop. Then Monday mornings are a piece of cake.