Anxiety

My head swirls, stomach clenches, chest hurts,

I force my breathing to remain even

Just for something to hold onto

Tap the thumb of one hand against each finger…

Twothreefourfivefourthreetwothreefourfivefour…

Try to breathe

Remember to breathe

…Threetwothreefourfivefourthreetwothreefour…

Look at surroundings, process slowly… slower… breathe…

Concentrate on staying in the moment,

Bringing the Now into focus, breathing

…fivefourthreetwothreefourfivefourthreetwo…

Taptaptaptap taptaptaptap taptaptaptap

Breathing, focusing, tapping…

Try to find some place quiet

Close eyes, breathe.

Breathe.

Breathe.

Open eyes, slowly.

Look around.

Process.

Breathe.

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