Corny quotes about "success" are scripted into our culture. People who use them mean well, I'm sure -- but I can't help rolling my eyes a bit at these saccharine one-liners.
"Is this a panic attack?" you ask yourself. You know that a racing heart and a woozy head usually signify an intense head-on collision with panic is just around the corner -- or is something else amiss?
You exist in the present moment. But there are other versions of yourself, too -- versions of you who also deserve your love, caring, and gratitude. Who are they, and how can express gratitude toward them?
Even the tiniest baby steps can keep that dreaded circle of safety from closing in on you.
Here's what my days have looked like lately: wake up around noon. Wash up, put "real" clothes on (maybe), and immediately regret waking up so late. Thanks, meds.
I present you with this clever little web app for breathing by Twitter user @oatsbarley. You can customize the app's parameters to speed up or slow down the inhale/exhale indicator to your liking.