[Suggested Reading: Me, Anxiety & Mornings]
How often can you do it?As many times as you want but not forcing too hard if you have just eaten. This is some form of deep breathing, at some level, and I am pretty sure that anyone can do it, even the overtly concerned students in jam-packed classrooms and graduates on the verge of finishing their job-centric training programs. Usually, when I exhale heavily, there is a bit of sound in it. Like I said, sighing with a bit of chesty noise is perhaps the best way to describe the action. Lately, I have tried it when getting ready in the morning or when I get this feeling of not making a difference at my workplace...
Updated on January 29, 2018: Unexplained Pangs
Today's bout of anxiety was a bit strange. Last night and the days leading up to the weekend had been slightly emotionally charging but I handled all of them with surprising coolness. The actions were controlled. I did not overwhelmed, did not run for an extra round of anxiety meds. However, today morning, on the way to work, the anxiety pangs hit me big time. Perhaps I had buried the feelings of being emotionally pricked a bit too deep? I guess this will keep happening unless I get better at anxiety management!!
Updated on January 31, 2018: Saying it Better
I have realized that communication is paramount to getting rid of anxiety that surfaces as a result of not saying the things, allowing them to create layers of negativity inside you. This particularly applies to anything related to Mom. Whether am angry at her or want to say something lovable, it should be out of my system right away. With her current plight, this also serves the purpose of some communication with her to help her drive through the day.