Breathe normally.. it sounds logical and so very normal, but if we would actually be doing this, we wouldn’t experience the same amount of stress, let alone get a nervous breakdown.
To me breathing normally is the same as breathing with awareness or rather, consciously putting my breath to use when I feel that it’s necessary.
I tend to breath with awareness when I experiencing an overdose of adrenaline. When I’m about to speak infront of a group of people and I feel fear. Or too much cortisol, when there’s a lot of stuff to deal with over a short period of time and I’ll feel stressed.
These are absolutely useful hormones but not when I’m about to give a great presentation!
Breathing normally, like a baby would do.., it’s often what rescues me.
Or, in chickenorpasta terminology; it is often my ‘life-safety’.