The desire to make resolutions to change something about ourselves can be motivated by a lot of different factors. Sure, they can come from a place of simply wanting to take a more positive direction. But, they can also come from a place of self-criticism or doubt. This time of year can be tough because of the memories that are brought up or the anxieties that get triggered.
This technique is one that I often use with kids but it's great for adults too! Learning to control our breathing is a simple but effective way to help relieve anxiety. When you stop to breathe, it often slows down those anxious thoughts and can help you stay centered and in the moment.