We all know the feeling that our lungs get tight and our air is cut off when we get scared or panic. Therefore, breathing exercises are an important part of treatment and self care. You can use this breathing exercise anytime and anywhere, even in the moment when you realize: Attention; the tension is rising.
Further reading: Progressive muscle relaxation (pmr), meditation, autogen training (find more in “further reading section)
The Centre for Social Innovation did a report at the beginning of the pandemic asking 221 participants a single question:
What do you believe your mental limits will be like after you exit quarantine?
The pandemic became an additional stressor in our lives.
Things changed very suddenly and there is no “deadline” of when things will go back to normal.
It is fundamental to acknowledge that some things are out of our control and just take it one day at a time.