Just breathe, they say. Take a breathe, they say. Just breathe, you’re over reacting, they say. They say a lot of things. They tell you to forget. They tell you to move on. Just breathe. Two simple words you tell yourself. Just breathe. Things will get better. Things won’t be like this forever. Just breathe. You say as a tear rolls down your face. Just breathe. You think while trying to hold yourself together at work or with friends. Just breathe. You tell yourself while trying to keep calm. Just breathe. And you’ll get through this.
Just breathe. Does it work for you? Does your anxiety fall away for a second. Do things seem better? Just breathe. Does your chest hurt? Are you at a loss for words? Does your world seem to be crumbling around you?