weekly mantra // don’t forget to breathe

January 26, 2015 in anxiety,mantra

It may seem like breathing should be an easy concept; something that comes naturally. But for someone that has been suffering from some serious anxiety, it just isn’t that easy. While I was running yesterday Alexi Murdoch’s “Breathe,” came on iTunes. And I started to lose it. Tears while running is something new for me. It’s something I’ve experienced during other forms of exercise, but not running.

Lately my anxiety has been at levels that are nearly shutting me down. I’ll start thinking about one thing and it sends me into a complete spiral — usually my to-do list. Though there is nothing overly daunting on my to-do list; but sometimes I’ll find myself just staring at it without actually crossing anything off of it. Like, for an unreasonable amount of time.

This week an incredible amount of fun is on the agenda; but I’m afraid that I won’t be able to see past the day-to-day to make it to the fun. So my goal is to take everything in stride. And to just… breathe; to remember to breathe.

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