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13. Box Breathing and Other Ways to Manage Stress

Apr 12, 2021 | Podcast | 0 comments

Jen sitting meditating on a mountain with the text that reads box breathing and other ways to manage stress

Stress is almost impossible to eliminate, but we can do something about it: we can manage it. We need to manage our stress before our stress manages us. Fortunately, we have a tool that we can use at any time to help relax ourselves, and it’s free and available any time: our breath.

We can do breath work at ANY time and ANY place. You can do it while walking, working, in a meeting, watching a movie, or while driving. Any time you feel a surge of stress or overwhelm, give this a try.

Box Breathing and ASMR video

Here’s a short (2-minute) guided video that details the specifics: Box breathing video. Be sure to save or bookmark that video to use any time.

Outside of box breathing or other breath work, there are other things we can do to help reduce your stress. Give this episode a listen for some ideas! One of the ideas I talk about is to watch an ASMR video, like soap cutting (ASMR is short for autonomous sensory meridian response). It’s when you get a tingly feeling on your scalp; it’s relaxing).

Merchandise Launch!

For the first time, I’m releasing an apparel launch with some of the proceeds going to No Kid Hungry. The store is open from Monday, April 12 – April 26, 2021.

Go here to check out the tanks, tees, raglan tees, technical shirts, and sweatshirts that are on sale now (everything is SUPER soft and are higher-quality materials!):

Again, the cart closes on April 26th, so grab your gear now to help support this organization!

Want to Connect With Me?

Finally, if you have any questions, shoot me an email at or DM me on Instagram @shifthumanperformance. Visit my website at to learn more about my coaching and what I offer. If you’re ready to make some changes in your life through nutrition or fitness, you can always apply to work with me by clicking here.




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