Sometimes it helps to shake things up. When you want to get a little crazy with your breathing, try focusing on the exhale.
Simple Exercise: Breath and pay attention to the pattern of your breath, consciously focusing on its natural flow – in/out, in/out, in/out. Now reverse, switching your focus to the exhale. Breathe out/breathe in, out/in, out/in. Continue focusing on the out breath for a few minutes.
It’s like changing the accent an a word. For example, look at the word present.
pre-SENT: Allow me to pre-SENT you a new way to focus.
PRES-ent: Give yourself a PRE-sent by breathing.