B for Breathe


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Why do we breathe? To stay alive. It feels so reflexive that we sometimes forget how vital it is to our well-being. We sometimes find ourselves struggling through life because we’ve been working our bodies out to the point of exhaustion.  We wear our brains out with the various issues of this life and we feel ourselves sinking under the pressure.  Mostly it’s because we forget to pause and just breathe.


It is good to work and so it is to take a moment and relax. Have you ever had those moments when you need an answer to a question and you know the answer is floating in your brain but someway somehow you just can’t grasp it? The harder you try to catch a hold of it, the farther it gets away from you. Life can get frustrating like that sometimes. You know you have to solve an issue as soon as possible but you can’t seem to find a solution coming your way anytime soon. You get to that point that you give up and out of the blue when your mind is just wandering, the idea you’ve been waiting for just pops up in your head and you say out loud, “Aha!” with a snap of your fingers.

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Life is hard as it is and in toiling to secure our future, we deprive ourselves the chance to enjoy the gift of being in the present. We rob ourselves of relishing in the blessings bestowed on us and be grateful for them. There is a reason why God commanded us to take a day of rest on the Sabbath and why every organization demands every employee take his annual leave. It’s not to lazy about; it’s to let out steam and prepare you for what lies ahead.

Once in a while, we need to take a moment from everything that occupies our minds and hearts and just breathe. Breathe in the fresh air and breathe out the frustration. Take a moment to appreciate how far you’ve come and out of that will fresh ideas for advancement come to you. Overworking ourselves brings about early mandatory retirement because you would have worked up every reserve energy you have. But taking time to rest regularly refreshes your system and you can think more clearly.

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When you’ve tried everything you possibly can and it’s still proving difficult, step back and breathe. Ask God for directions and follow His lead. Live, work but don’t forget to breathe. Keeping yourself out of breath is suicide; it’s not worth it.

So to all hustlers out there, take a moment and just…breathe. Don’t worry about tomorrow; its troubles will take care of themselves. Commit your ways to God and do your part. Sooner or later, you’ll have the life you’re working towards. Just make sure you don’t find yourself out of breath by the time you get there. Just breathe!

Josephine Amoako © 2016

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Nicely written 🙂

    Just Breathe In ,
    Breathe it out..
    Relax and enjoy ☺
    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for passing by ☺

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  2. inGeniousty says:

    Breathe and take one steps at a time. Its necessary to make time for self. Good post

    B – The Eye of the Beholder

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for passing by, inGeniousty☺

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  3. Karan Shah says:

    that’s a timely reminder for ever in a hurry society these days.

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  4. kmankata says:

    Advice taken. I’m inspired

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad you are. Thanks for passing by, K. Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. So simple isn’t it…just breathe and live each breath! Lovely post that inspires and calms! Cheers 🙂
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad it inspired you. Thanks for reading, Kala☺

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  6. Try morning breathing when you first get up in the morning to relieve muscle stiffness and clear clogged breathing passages. Then use it throughout the day to relieve back tension.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Good advice, thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend ☺

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  7. Modern Gypsy says:

    Just breathe. That’s my mantra too!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Good to know! ✋

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  8. Ufuomaee says:

    Nice one! How does someone join the challenge?

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    1. joseyphina says:

      You just visit the website and sign up to join the challenge. http://a-to-zchallenge.com

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  9. Joel Jemba says:

    B for Breathe
    R for Relax
    E for Enjoy
    A for Appreciate
    T for Time
    H for Hustle
    E for Everything

    I mean just B.R.E.A.T.H.E

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I like that! Thanks, Joel! ✋

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  10. sizzlesue15 says:

    We all need time to step off the treadmill of life and breathe deeply, relax and appreciate all we have. Great post and I’m looking forward to your post tomorrow. Sue @Sizzling60 from
    Sizzling Towards Sixty

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Awww…. Thanks, Sue☺

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  11. farinvazquez says:

    It’s the worst feeling, to be unable to even take in a breath. And in life, unable to handle even one more thing. I’m still learning to stop and take a breath.

    Farin; from The Newest Vazquez

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  12. farinvazquez says:

    It’s the worst feeling, to be unable to even take in a breath. And in life, unable to handle even one more thing. I’m still learning to stop and take a breath.

    Farin; from The Newest Vazquez

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Very true, Farin. Thanks for passing by ☺

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  13. Great reminder. Sometimes life gets too crazy.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah, it does. Thanks for passing by, Melanie ☺

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  14. This is the first thing I’ve seen from you and I have enjoyed it! Glad I came across you!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad you did, Isaiah. Thanks for passing by ☺

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