Every time I saw or heard the word “Breathe,” I noticed my body take an automatic very deep breath – like I was observing my body ‘relax itself.’
Sometimes I forget to breathe. Happens sometimes with severe anxiety & ptsd.
But my body knew better 😉
So I decided to get the word tattooed inside my left wrist, as a reminder to relax, & help combat these leftover symptoms from all the trauma.
It really helps 🙂
Sadly, there is still that lingering stigma around mental illness – which I wish was eradicated: I was once asked, “Watcha gettin’ on your other wrist – ‘Blink?'”
Hardy har har.
Moral of the story:
Do watcha gotta do for yourself, don’t worry even for a sec what anyone else thinks or says!