I Sometimes Have to Remind Myself to Breathe

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 185 People

    Thoughts, How They Consume Me

    I have these panic attacks sometimes, where the entire world feels like it's too much. I often feel that the world is trying to suffocate me, and I have to remind myself to open up my lungs and take a deep breath, because my thoughts are my worst enemy.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Jan 29, 2012

    Preoccupied

    Absorbed in your landscape, I am much too busy to pause for such a mundane concern. Who needs air, when you feel like this? Your skin is a song, your muscles a rippling waterfall. Your hair whispers like leaves in the wind. Lay here, with me, please. I am in the presence...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit
    31-35, F
    16 Responses May 28, 2011

    Once Or Twice a Day.

    when i'm thinking really hard about something, all of a sudden i realize that my body is tense because i've been holding my breath. breathing is good.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 10, 2007

    This Song:

    Always reminds me to keep breathing, because normally i'm crying because i'm panicking about something, i turn it on and by the end of it I can breathe again. its called Keep Breathing by Ingrid Michealson I highly reccomend it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 27, 2012

    Especially When...

    ....when I get really excited or reflective. When I realize how small I am in comparison to everything else that is going on around me.....I forget to breathe sometimes.
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2008

    Pain, fear, and rage are not the only feelings

    that we should see in others. There are other feelings that we should observe in them. Happiness, Joy, Calmness, Fulfillment, Love, ...I want to allow myself to forgive and forget small misunderstandings to be able to see the good things in others. I want to pick the best in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 19, 2015

    When I Cry.

    I noticed that when I cry I stop breathing, then I get a tightness around my throat area and I feel like I'm suffocating and get a lightheaded feeling. When I'm consciously aware of it then I have to tell myself to breathe, otherwise I might pass out...
    lntel lntel
    22-25
    Apr 16, 2012

    The Song "just Breathe" By Anna Nalick Has Been Such An Inspiration To Me When..

    I was going through an extremely difficult time in my life & a Wonderful friend played that song & at that parts she says to Just breathe'. I actually took deep breaths & felt better. So yes, i still play it when feelings get overwelmed.
    dreamlotus dreamlotus
    31-35
    Oct 11, 2011
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