Relax. Take a step back.

No, really. Right now, there is tension somewhere in your body. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Find the tension. Slowly, consciously release it.

Focus on the feeling of that tension dissipating. The tension doesn’t define you. It doesn’t control you. It’s just a feeling.

You’re allowed to be tense. Tension is okay. But just for a minute, here, let yourself ease up. Relax as deeply as you can. Keep breathing deeply.

Feel better?

I do. I typed this whole post with my eyes closed, breathing deeply.