You’re having a panic attack. It feels like an elephant is sitting on your chest. You’re short of breath and gasping for air. You want to breathe as hard as you can but this is the worst thing you could do. That’s why you need a technique called diaphragmatic breathing.
It’s that gut wrenching I-feel-like-I’m-riding-a-rollercoaster-but-I’m-really-at-my-desk feeling, heart racing like I’m walking a tightrope, sweating like I’m giving an antigun speech at an NRA convention but I’m just in a grocery store. Your body is in fight-or-flight mode and your mind is focused on either stemming the flood of adrenaline or getting the hell out of […]