Breather Break

Are you and your kids feeling extra stressed right now? If so, you’re not alone!

We invite you and your family to try a simple exercise to decrease stress and increase peace. Sometimes, we just need to take a Breather Break!


1. Wherever you are and whenever the stress levels are increasing, stop and say, “Let’s take a Breather Break!”

2. Together, take a long deep breath in through your nose.

3. Hold it for 1-2 seconds.

4. Exhale slowly through your mouth.

5. Repeat 5 times.

That’s it! This exercise can be completed as many times as you’d like throughout the day. Whenever you need it, just take a Breather Break!

Learn More:

10 Benefits of Deep Breathing Exercises for Children (source: Your Therapy Source):

  1. Decreases stress.
  2. Reduces anxiety.
  3. Helps you to remain calm.
  4. Strengthens sustained attention.
  5. Sharpens the ability to focus and learn.
  6. Slows the heart rate.
  7. Lowers blood pressure.
  8. Helps to control your emotions.
  9. Promotes appropriate social behaviors.
  10. Encourages happiness.