Dec 31, 2013

3 Word Resolutions




Remember To Breathe

I chose these 3 for various reasons.  It's sorta like "stop to smell the roses."  This past year has flown by so fast and sometimes I forget the good while in a rush to make tomorrow good.  I also have anxiety attacks that are horrible bad, so in therapy, we're taught to focus on something, inhale, exhale, and inhale again.  Then there's a funny side to these 3 words for me, because I have several tattoos and some hurt. lol.  I can't remember a time while in pain that I haven't held my breath and had my best friend saying to me, "Just breathe."  So, for 2014, my resolution and hope is to "Remember To Breathe." 

Written for:  Trifecta Week 99 

31 comments:

  1. I'm going to adopt this as my secondary resolution. I also have anxiety attacks and (I hope you don't mind if) I recommend a book that helps me: Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes. It is not about active yoga. It teaches a way to stop, relax and breathe.

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    1. Thank you. I don't mind at all. I would love to get back into yoga and I'm interested in yoga and meditation breathing exercises. I will definitely check it out. Happy New Year.

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  2. I really like this one.. sometimes days just rush by... and this one rings true to me.

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    2. Thank you. I'm not sure if the days rush by or we rush through our days. Seems everything speeds up as years go by.

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  3. slowing down does help you put things in perspective.

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    1. It does. When I was younger, I'd watch my grandfather sit under a tree and whittle a stick down to nothing with his knife and throw his hands up at our neighbors he'd known his entire life and I was young and bored. Now, I can see the greatness in being able to sit for a Sunday and just think.

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  4. I love this, Donetta! I too suffer from anxiety, and breathing, and focusing on a "safe place" really help.

    (And I want to add that one of my 2014 resolutions is Get A Tattoo!) ;)

    Happy 2014!!

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    1. It does help. It's hard to explain to someone who has never had one. I started having them in high school and wondered if I should talk to someone, but then brushed it off that probably all high school students felt like that at some point. My grandparents raised me. So, as they got worse, turns out my mom suffered from them and other things. She actually got me into treatment and things. Tattoos can be somewhat addicting. Have a wonderful New Year!

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  5. This is a great one - a reminder we all need. :)

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  7. Thank you. I'm not sure if the days rush by or we rush through our days. Seems everything speeds up as years go by.

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  8. I really need to do this. Sometimes I am so overwhelmed that I forget.

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    1. It sounds so simple but life can be so overwhelming. It amazes me when I find a moment and focus on just taking a breath. happy new year Deana!

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  9. I hold my breath when I'm in pain, too :) I hope the resolution/reminder sticks with you in 2014!

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  10. Amen. Happy New Year. Thanks for linking up.

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  11. I'm a firm believer in the power of studied breathing. In all its manifestations : )
    Happy New Year, Donetta!

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  12. Beautiful choice, Donetta! Something so many of us forget to do in our fast-paced modern world. :)

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  13. I literally have to tell myself this on a daily basis.

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  14. Outstanding! I learned this lesson by riding horses. If I get the least bit tense, I stop breathing and my horse stiffens up. He's a giant bio-feedback machine. I now carry this over to every part of my life and it's amazing how much tension just melts away when you remember to breathe.

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    1. That is an excellent way to learn. My best friend owns horses and she is constantly telling me that the horse will sense how I'm feeling. The same actually applies to babies. New parents get so upset and overwhelmed and the baby senses that and is more upset. I learned the hard way after many nights of no sleep, then their father getting up refreshed, relaxed, and my bundle of joy growing silent. It had led me to tears many times. :)

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  15. I really relate to this. Good advice. Happy New Year!

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  16. definitely a good mantra to live by.
    I like that you choose 3 words - I am finding it nigh impossible to just pick One Word.

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  17. Happy New Year, Donetta. I hope that remembering to "breathe" helps lead to a year of personal fulfillment and happiness. Thanks for always sharing so openly and honestly. Best of luck in 2014. :)

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  18. The question is are you yoga breathing or just regular? Happy New Year beautiful one :)

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    1. lol. I try for yoga breathing but at times I'll just take regular breaths. Have a wonderful new year.

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  19. "sometimes I forget the good while in a rush to make tomorrow good"

    Whoa! This is so me. And then I panic about what I've missed out on while focusing on tomorrow. Thank you for the great reminder to slow down and live in the moment.

    I hope your 2014 is full of "good," Donetta. :)

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    1. Thank you Ivy. I hope your new year is wonderful. I also panic, afraid I missed something important while watching for something else. :)

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