Affirmations can be a powerful, positive, self soothing addition to
your mindful breathing practice. Repeat “slow down, calm down, or
I’m okay” with your mindful breathing. For example “slow” on your
inhale, “down” on your exhale. Continue to practice mindful
breathing through out your day during easy times as well as more
difficult times. Try different simple affirmations as you inhale
Observe what effect different affirmations have on your emotional
state. Your mind will wander. Gently bring it back to the
words and the experience of breathing, without judging yourself.
Redirect your thoughts for 60 seconds or longer if
possible, back to breathing and repeating your affirmation.