I am a medical doctor. I have seen a lot of patients in my practice – patients who need surgery, patients who need to be admitted to the hospital for an operation, and patients who are in the midst of illness or injury. It’s a lot to take in and a lot of stress from it. During my fellowship I was required to take a class on how to handle stress and anxiety. I took the class, but I didn’t feel any better.
So how do we handle stress and anxiety? Well, the first important thing that you need to do is to figure out how to handle your own feelings. Stress is usually not caused by external forces, it is caused by our own internal reactions. We can do this by thinking of our emotions as “self-discipline”, and by thinking about how to deal with them in a more positive way.
The only thing that I would recommend the use of self-discipline is to be gentle. I would encourage you to do a little gentle thing that you think takes the stress of your own feelings out of your own mind and into your own body. Some people like to stress out their feelings into their own body, others prefer to feel them more often.
I would recommend an approach called “the breath of life,” which is a breath that’s the opposite of a stress response. It’s something that you breathe in, letting it go out, and then you focus on the sensations of that breath and try to focus on all the sensations of it.
In medical, this is called “relaxation breathing.
Breathing in and out is a basic process in meditation. It is also a process that many people experience when going through some of their most difficult moments in life. Like when you’re having a serious conversation with a loved one who is in the middle of a major life change.
You know what is really helpful in this situation? The fact that you’re breathing in and you’re breathing out. You’ve made a decision to go through this process. Instead of letting that breathing go out, you can choose to inhale, and allow it to go in. It helps you to focus on the next breath, and in this way you get through your difficult moment.
That’s the key. If you’re looking at something in a negative way, you can’t focus on the next breath that’s going in. You focus on your next decision to inhale.
When you see something that is troubling you, you can choose to inhale or exhale. When you inhale, you allow your anxiety and stress to go in. When you exhale, you let your anxiety and stress go out. This is crucial to staying calm.
the mental and emotional benefits from breathing in and out are well known, but the mental and emotional costs are not. When you inhale, you feel a surge of calmness and relaxation, but your emotions are also released, and this can have a cascading effect. When you exhale, you feel calm again, but your emotions are released, and you feel like hell.