It may seem strange, but it’s easy for me to forget to breathe. To really breathe. No matter how much I may remind myself that each breath is what keeps me going, there are often days where the anxiety flies in without any warning. My mind freezes and I can’t think straight. My throat chokes up and suddenly my eyes feel a layer of water over them. When I was younger, I used to have headaches nearly everyday. I believe it was from stress and the lack of deep breathing. The thing is, a lot of people feel anxiety every single day. We are not really alone, even though it can truly feel that way at the best of times. There are days where I cannot stop asking myself “What am I doing with my life?,” as I’m sure many people may ask themselves, especially when they’re still discovering who they are.
When I listen to soothing music it helps to breathe deeply without any distractions. I wish I could take flight on a flying bus around the world for a year, and forget about what makes my mind feel bothered. To simply discover different people, food, culture, environments and arts. Do you ever feel that out of this world experience when you travel, when you watch a movie or read a book? There’s this special escape that takes you to another place. There’s been some things that have been making me feel teary, and although I believe we should try be as positive as we can, it’s been really making me reflect on a lot of things. Especially on what I want to do with my life, because as every year seems to go by, it seems to go by far too fast.
Although, I really believe that where ever we are in our lives at this stage, it’s always for a reason. No matter if it’s the people that surround us at that time or the experiences we go through. It’s as if every person is a beautiful book growing with flowers and trees. Every season goes by with different things happening. Those affect how much we change, as well as what we choose to change. No matter what, don’t forget to breathe! It seems so clear, yet there will be moments in life where some days don’t feel what they should be and we just have to remember to breathe. In the end, everything is going to be okay.