Deep Breaths

No matter how many of those bad days are back to back, you need to remember this doesn’t represent the sum of your life.

Speaking of taking a deep breath … this is a good method fr when you find yourself having a panic or anxiety attack (which many people tell me they have experienced related to poverty-induced stress).

  • breath in for 4 seconds

  • hold your breath for 7 seconds

  • exhale breath for 8 seconds

repeat once or twice more.

This causes an autonomic nervous system shift from a sympathetic (fight or flight reaction) state to a parasympathetic response.

Use this for panic/anxiety attacks, exams, presentations.

via jaspinder

Happy New Year.


Oh,yes. Mistakes will be made among all of us. I guarantee it. Mistakes are sometimes the worst thing ever when you’re poor because mistakes can be pretty damn expensive. (Don’t worry if you yelled at Neil while reading this. I did ,too. Goddess bless ya, Neil but you can afford to make mistakes)
Somehow, I still love all the mistakes for that teachable moment.
Well, eventually I learn to love the mistake. Sometimes.
I can think of a $3 miscalculated mistake that caused a $20 bank charge for overdraft fee and $30 bounced check fee from the company the check was made out to. Had to just close the account and use cash only for awhile because I couldn’t afford to get out of that “mistake” hole.

But anyway….

Here’s to 2015 and future mistakes. Let’s hope the mistakes made are the kind that lead to great things.

My biggest takeaway from this is ,”Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it.”

I currently have a couple of those big scary things. More than making the mistakes and getting something from them, it’s doing the scary things that will lead to better things.