The 100/10/10 Exercise
The 100/10/10 exercise is something I came up with as a quick, simple, and reliable way of breaking stress and tension. This exercise is a great way to regain focus and increase your productivity exponentially.
Can you remember a time when you were so stressed out it felt like your head could explode? Well, what do you do in those moments? Yell at your kids, spouse, employees, or co-workers? Next time that happens I invite you to use the 100/10/10 exercise…
Allow yourself to take about 100 seconds to take 10 deep breaths. During each breath, think of one thing you're grateful for. This may sound kind of cheesy, but trust me it works!
Step 1 – Sit down and allow yourself to be still for around 100 seconds (Anyone can take 1.66 minutes for themselves)
Step 2 – Take a very deep breath through your mouth while extending your belly so you can take in as much air as possible (repeat for 10 breaths) Step 3 – For each breath, think of one thing you're thankful for. You don't have to force or obsess over something; just view an image of the thing you're thankful for.
Has this worked for you?