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So, Wim Hof, Wim Hof is such an amazing, superhero of a man. Who’s method is scientifically proven, and shares his knowledge to help those struggling.
His method not only helps those with anxiety, depression, or just mental health in general, Wim’s technique also prevents illnesses from spreading throughout your body.
Again before you start blasting me that viruses need vaccines to be cured. Like I said above, Wim Hof’s method is scientifically proven.
He’s so convinced by this technique in 2013 Wim was injected with Ebola. And miraculously cured his very own, virus filled body, with just his mind. Yes, just his mind.
As crazy as that may seem.
And that method that I told you to try in the post before, is the exact breathing technique he used to cure his body of Ebola.
Now remember the first time I practiced Wim Hof’s breathing technique, I had no knowledge of who this man was or what he was capable of doing. I suggest you do the same.
I just opened the free YouTube link and began listening to the calming, low voice of a man telling me to start breathing.
“One, two, three.”
I remember the first time I heard Wim say “Okay, now hold your breath?”
I paused the video instantly and began laughing hysterically. This man, who my boyfriend idolizes, by the way, is telling me to hold my breath for a WHOLE DAMN MINUTE?
Like this seriously has to be a joke. But like I’ve said before, I wanted to prove Mike wrong. I wanted to show him that I could accomplish anything I put my mind to. Even if this technique seems absolutely ridiculous and inhuman.
I mean we HAVE to breathe. Right?
So after quite a few tries at this free, YouTube video, I finally reverted back to an old technique that I use when I just cannot concentrate on what is in front of me.
Again, I am not a therapist nor a doctor I am just a Warrior trying to help others realize we are not alone.
And during all this time of uncertainty I feel as if this is a great technique to bring up. It’s so hard for all of us to concentrate right now.
So I paused Wim Hof’s video, and made my way into the bathroom. I stared at myself in the brownish, square mirror. Looked at my freckled hazel eyes, and asked myself, “Brit what do you want to accomplish today?”
Now Anxiety loves to chin in always when I ask such a question.
“You probably should clean the house because of the germs.” “You cannot step foot outside, you have no idea where the germs are.” “You need to go to the store. But all the assholes are out there.”
Anxiety will keep pestering until I have the courage to put my own two cents in. Anxiety’s nagging voice doesn’t like to disappear without a fight.
Quite frankly sometimes Anxiety just needs to be reminded who is the boss. ME!
Again, I looked dead at my freckled, hazel eyes and said, “Brit what would YOU like to do today? Anxiety does not dictate your every thought. YOU do.”
And as Anxiety tried to overpower, I simply stated what I would like to do. On repeat.
“I think you should just watch Netflix today. You are tired.”
“No Anxiety, I want to finish the Wim Hof Method”
On this very day I wanted to be able to accomplish this breathing technique. I wanted to prove to myself and Mike that I could do this.
Mike did say that Wim’s breathing technique was made for absolutely anyone?
About an hour of laying on my bathroom floor, only the top of my blonde-haired head could be seen in￼ the mirror, I finally didn’t hear Anxiety speak back.
I finally silence them. I finally convinced my own mind, with perseverance, that I too could go back out to the living room and try this Wim Hof Method once more.
And that is exactly what I did.
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