The average person can survive 21 days without food, four days without water, but only three minutes without oxygen. Although the human brain is just about 2% of the body’s weight, the brain uses about 20% of the body’s oxygen supply.

To most of us, breathing is a sub-conscious action, which explains how we can breathe while sleeping. In contrast, breathing consciously is when you take a moment to ‘visualise’ the oxygen going into your lungs, and use your mind’s eye to ‘see’ the benefits of the oxygen within your body - you focus on the breath entering and leaving your body.

Breathing consciously has a relaxing effect, calms us down, and is perfect for dealing with the physical and mental challenges of leadership.

"Rethink without over-thinking"

By Dayo Sowunmi II

GAICD, M.Comp (Monash)

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