Sometimes it’s hard to remember to breathe.
Especially when things happen that take your breath away or disrupt your breath.
Or cause you to forget that you know how to breathe.
So remember to breathe.
At the very least, try to remember to breathe.
And, when all else fails and you forget to breathe, breathe as much as you can as soon as you realize you forgot to breathe.
I really should have called this blog “Find the Habit” instead of “Find the Quiet” because every other post is about habits.
But I really do think that almost everything comes down to habit. Yes, the habit may have been the result of something you couldn’t control – be it depression, anxiety, or some other condition. The habit may have had some useful purpose once upon a time – kind of the way summer vacation was originally so that the kids could help with the harvest.
The thing about talking to yourself is that most of us do it.
Some of us do it more regularly than others. And we shall remain nameless.
But here’s what I want to know:
Do you talk to yourself when you most need it? And do you know what to say?
This is the music that works for me every single time.
Not just sometimes. Every single time.
The bad news about negative habitual thinking is that it’s negative.
The good news about negative habitual thinking is that it’s habitual.
Someone asked why I was writing this blog now (or something like that)…
I’m writing this blog because there was a time when I needed to read about the experience of someone who got better.
Maybe someone out there needs to read about the experience of someone who got better.
And I know what helped me to get better.
I know what I did. I know what worked. I know what didn’t work.
Maybe something that helped me will help someone else.
Or maybe you’ll post a comment about what worked for you. And it will help someone who needs it.
Someone just emailed me and asked about flow.
Flow is the best drug I have. And I’m lucky to be able to get into a flow state easily.
Read about it. Then try it.
Welcome to Find the Quiet, a blog I hope will take us on a wonderful journey.
Find the Quiet is about pausing. Taking the time to be quiet, in the way that’s helpful for you.