Taking a deep breath physically arrests that anxiety. It allows me to gain control of myself and the situation. I am not going to die because I got an overdraft notice in the mail (which I did today). Deep breath. I am not going to die if my mortgage refinance falls through. Deep breath. I'm not even going to die if, for some reason, I lose one of my jobs. Deep breath. None of those circumstances will physically end my existence. Deep breath.
The neanderthal in me has just taken the back seat. It's no longer driving my actions, and the saber tooth tiger is no longer breathing down my neck. That's what deep breathing does. There are also some very physical reactions in the body that deep breathing triggers, and those reactions also help quell panic and anxiety. I've been practicing deep breathing today. I've even been practicing it as I type this post.
Saint Marty is just one...Deep breath...Deep...Deep breath...Cleansing...Deep breath...Breath...Deep breath...Away...Deep breath...From. Deep breath...Sanity...Deep breath...
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