Using your breathing to calm down. If you breathe too fast, you risk becoming hyperventilated. One way to avoid this is to breathe in deeply to a certain count I am using 5. THEN, you exhale one more count out. I count to six.
OR just be very aware of your breath. I know this because of people who God has brought into my life.
God has given me the information that I need right now to survive so that I can continue to do his work. We never know who or what God will use to help us, even demons. I have dreamt My dreams have given me information that I need to know – to protect me and to allow my mind to remember horrible things that have happened to me. I cannot remember it all at once. That could harm my mind. I could end up in a mental institution if my mind is not protected. Any person can end up with a mental illness. Do NOT JUDGE THEM. HELP THEM AND GET HELP.
God created me. I have a combination of unique qualities that, put together, make me who I am. I look for the good in things, or, at least what can I learn from things. I am able to “mourn quickly”, particularly when it is a material item that has been lost. I can be way too wordy. I have learned to write more concisely, and sometimes to erase half of what I write. God has taught me how to edit.
I always am looking for answers. I always look to see what good has come out of something happening. For example, there have actually been times when I have said that I am blessed to have bipolar disorder. Yes, blessed.
I am going to “talk” in this post – the way I often talk in my head to myself. I have met some absolutely wonderful people while I have been in mental hospitals. I have learned so much from them. I feel emotional right now.