Essay about I Was Never The Breathing Type Of Person

822 Words Oct 31st, 2016 4 Pages
I was never the “breathing” type of person. By that I mean when it comes down to how I relax in stressful situations. Yes, I’m aware that humans need to breathe everyday. It’s a necessity for everyday life. When it comes down to someone telling me to “calm down,” “just breathe,” or “listen to me.” All that nonsense only makes me stress or get more angry. For example, When I was going into labor and I was already 10 cm dilated. The nurses and doctor would say “breathe, breathe, I’m going to need you to breathe.” In that moment I literally said “Shut up! I’m the one that needs to be pushing. Let me do this my own darn way!” The nurses and doctor let me be and out came a healthy baby boy. I mean either way the baby was coming out. In highly stressed situations like that I want to calm myself down. I want to talk to myself and focus on what I need to do to get myself through the stressful situation. Unless, I say otherwise, I want to deal with it by myself and the way I know how. I tried a couple of relaxation strategies that are on the list that I found I might like. The first was the mind-to-muscle relaxation technique: Meditation. I’ve tried this in the past for a few months and I did not like to do this with other people around. I found it hard to concentrate on my breathing while hearing other people’s meditation cues. So I thought I’d give it another try. When a stressful situation like dealing with tests, whether it be mid- terms, finals, or just financial situations. I…

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