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What Does “Breathe Like You Love Yourself” Mean? [Quiz]

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Curious about where you stand with your breath? Take our quiz to find out if you breathe with self-love, and what that means.

What Does It All Mean?

If you’re new to this whole extra emphasis on breathing things—you might be wondering: What kind of mystical question is this? What do you mean, do I breathe as I love myself? You might realize that breathing for you, like many, is an unconscious and automatic act. Shouldn’t it be? It appears that we do it automatically because that’s just what’s meant to happen, right?

There’s another side to it, friends. Breathing can be an act of self-love when executed in a certain way. Just the same, ignoring the capabilities and benefits of controlling your breathing in certain situations can be the opposite, an act that opposes self-love. To define self-love in this context, it’s about our appreciation, acceptance, and caretaking of our bodies and their functions.

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Learning to love yourself is similar to learning to breathe consciously, it takes a residual effort and observation of how we feel toward the outside world, followed by acting on it in a particular and designated way that we’ve distinguished as self-regulation. Learning about yourself takes time, and like breath, though you automatically are yourself without trying—there’s so much more to benefit from if you take the time.

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Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
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