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This 1-Minute Breathing Trick is a Lifesaver. It Worked For Me.

Updated: Jun 19

Feeling Overwhelmed? Try This 1-Minute Breathing Technique to Find Relief. It Helped Me and It Can Help You Too.

The world feels like it's ending. Every attempt to move forward is met with an invisible wall. You're drowning in a sea of negativity, and even the thought of "breathing exercises" feels like a slap in the face.

Trust me, I've been there. As a former commercial fisherman, I've stared down storms so fierce I thought they'd swallow the boat whole. In those moments, the last thing you want to do is focus on your breath. But here's the secret: sometimes, breathing is the bravest thing you can do.

It's not about some fancy meditation technique. It's about acknowledging the storm within and giving yourself permission to simply exist. Inhale the raw emotions, exhale the tension. You're not weak for needing this. You're human.

Here's the thing about storms: they always end. It's a law of nature, just like the rhythm of your breath. No matter how relentless the downpour seems, there's a calm waiting on the other side.

I used to cling to that thought during white-knuckled nights at sea. Every gust of wind, every crashing wave, was a reminder that this wasn't permanent. Eventually, the sun would break through, revealing a world waiting to be pieced back together.

This doesn't mean your situation will magically disappear. It might take time, effort, and maybe even a little duct tape to get your metaphorical boat afloat again. But here's the key: you don't have to weather the storm alone.

Take a deep breath. You're still here. Right now, that's enough. Focus on the steady rhythm of your breath, a lifeline in the chaos. It's a reminder that you're strong enough to get through this, even if it's just one breath at a time.


  • Don't underestimate the power of simply breathing. It's a form of self-care that can anchor you during the toughest times.

  • Storms don't last forever. Hold onto the truth that things will eventually get better.

  • You're not alone. There are people who care about you and want to help you navigate the storm.

If you're struggling, start by breathing and then reach out. Talk to a friend, family member, therapist, or even a crisis hotline. You can always reach out to me too! There's no shame in needing support.

Just keep breathing. You've got this, If you don't give up, you will eventually win.

Try your best to have a productive and peaceful day!

-Christian V.

a girl taking a moment to just breath because breathing works


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