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The world is heavy. The air is thin. Everything is out of focus. Your chest is tight. Desperate for breath (even-ness pls). Your hands are shaking. Your feet feel numb.
Focus focus focus … the world is NOT going to end … everything is OK … are you going to end?
You are safe … breathe.
Death, would it matter?
Who would care?
Who would notice?
Am I worthy? Yes!
Am I safe? Yes!
Am I overreacting? Probably! (no-yes)
Can I see clearly? No!
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten …
Touch, talk, listen, see, feel,
Where am I?
Why am I here?
How did I get here?
(Car, meeting, work, bad)
Touch, car/water bottle/tissue/phone
Talk, reach out/ask for help/facebook/phone call,
Listen, breaths/friend talking/car running/Air con high,
See, focus on phone/focus on tissue/focus on hands(shaking)/focus on feet,(still there)
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten,
Start to drive home, slowly,
Talk, to myself/ focus/ car/ drive home/ safely,
Listen, self talk (no)/music (yes good)- focus,
See, cars/ road/traffic/ home stretch,
Feel, overwhelmed/ safe/ focused/ overwhelmed- you can do this,
Destination, home/ safe/ warm/ wanted/ needed,
You are safe, home, (I built, mine)
Loved, ok, fine, breathing,
(Just thought I would share the overwhelming feeling I had this week during my few/yet many panic attacks)
Can anyone relate? Help? Panic attacks suck… just saying