January 7th, 2017
The morning did not start off on the best foot. I woke up still feeling groggy and my stomach was churning. It’s something about this sickness that I just can’t shake. After watching TV in bed again today, I realized that all this time I thought my body needed rest but maybe I was wrong. Maybe, I just needed to go outside for some fresh air. Maybe, I needed to go work out and release the bad toxins from my body to shake this virus that I seem to have. Or maybe, I needed to spend the whole day sleeping. However, that would not be possible. I can’t even go a whole day without talking. There is just too much to see and too many things to do.
One of the more important things to do is to breathe. Wether you’re sick, frustrated, happy, stressed, angry or feeling some type of way, I think we all tend to forget to breathe sometimes. One thing that I have struggled with growing up was learning how to breathe under pressure or under stressful situations. Especially when I use to get upset and cry, I would hold my breathe or get so worked up that I would hyperventilate. Breathing is one of the most important things one can do for oneself. It really settles your mind.
In fact, my apple watch series 2, reminds me to breathe every single day. It is one of the features it has on the watch and the first time it buzzed my wrist and I checked the notification, I was surprised by what I read. To this day, I still have no idea why it does that but I think it is a good reminder to just breathe sometimes. It has even come in clutch during some stressful times and I have actually did the breathing reminder instead of dismissing it. Allowing yourself to breathe in difficult times allows you to calm yourself down before you say or do things you can regret later on.
Regrettably, today was filled with arguments and cold shoulders. However, sometimes fights happen. The true testament is whether or not you let that turn into a grudge. Letting go of hard feelings and breathing is sometimes the only fix you need. When in doubt, look up cute puppy/kitten pictures. It’s impossible to be upset/angry after seeing those.
Todays lesson: Learn to breathe and then do it.