Not something I usually have to remind myself of. I do it… I get stressed, but I do remind myself on occasion when things get tough. However, recently, I find myself saying it quite frequently.
Breathe and take one day at a time. One step at a time. One hour at a time.
Breathe and know that all will be ok.
Breathe as I listen to six 13 year olds (at 1:00 AM) celebrate my son’s birthday.
Breathe as you try to fall back asleep.
Breathe as you count down the days to the surgery.
Breathe and trust in the process.
Breathe and know that my students will thrive while I am away.
Breathe and know that your colleagues will be ok and I am not leaving them high and dry.
Breathe as you consider all that can go wrong… and remember all that will go right.
Breathe. Just breathe.