Breathing can be a challenge when you have anxiety.
When I become aware of my breath, I sometimes get a feeling in the pit of my stomach that I might be focusing too much on it. This can make my breathing irregular – which then makes me think “Am I breathing because I NEED to or because I’m focusing on it??”
Yes, it’s possible to over-think breathing.
How do I deal with it?
Sometimes I make sure to get moving. Going outside for fresh air is always key! However, there are days when just the thought of moving can be a struggle. In this case, I turn to breathing exercises like the one below
With the holidays right around the corner, don’t forget to breathe!