A Deep Breath–5 Minute Friday

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Write your heart out for five minutes and show us what you’ve got.

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A Deep Breath.

Today I am pausing and taking a deep breath.  It is my birthday and I am only doing what is necessary.  We are keeping things very low key.  I have another TMS treatment today and then we will go out to dinner as a family.

I take a lot of deep breaths during the TMS treatments.  There is some pain/discomfort with the pulsing.  It feels like someone is poking my head and hurts in my nose.  The treatment is 40 minutes, with 4 seconds of pulsing, and a 26 second break.  The machine makes a chime sound before the 4 seconds of pulsing, so with the beginning of each one I take a deep breath.  It helps me get past the discomfort.

Do you ever need to take a deep breath to get past something?  I sometimes have to take a deep breath when my kids are pushing my buttons, a deep breath before I start a run, a deep breath when I want to correct how my hubby has done something (I try not to be critical, he is amazing and does so much for our family, I don’t want to accidentally dishearten him by being a nag).  Sometimes life just requires a deep breath.  Tell me about those moments you have to pause and take a deep breath!

Survive til you Thrive!

4 Responses to A Deep Breath–5 Minute Friday

  1. Happy Birthday! 🙂 This prompt really spoke to me. I have too often been missing out on taking deep breaths lately. We are right there with you about the kids… ours are 6, 3, and 3 months. It can get tough! Hope you have a wonderful day today… and take lots of deep breaths during your treatment. Just said a prayer for you. May God bless you and your family!

  2. Happy Birthday!

    I can relate to running and deep breathing. (I'm a newbie runner – a wanna be – lol)

    Hope your day is beautiful and as pain free as possible!

  3. What a terrible birthday present! (the treatment) Happy Birthday…I didn't even think about breathing through pain. I remember putting my labour breathing into action long before the labour….I wonder how often I would regret what I said less if I chose to take a deep breath first.

  4. I take deep breaths all the time. Just to get to the next moment. I frequently hear my husband say, "What's wrong?" after each one. And my answer is usually, "Oh, just thinking about something."

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