- breath in for 4 seconds
- hold your breath for 7 seconds
- exhale breath for 8 seconds
repeat once or twice more.
This causes an autonomic nervous system shift from a sympathetic (fight or flight reaction) state to a parasympathetic response.
Use this for panic/anxiety attacks, exams, presentations.
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Tumblr got anxiety advice. Fuck yeah.
Read this earlier, and it helped me a lot tonight.
nooooo this raises CO2 in your blood
the absolute best way to calm oneself when panicking is called pursed lip breathing (or diaphragmatic breathing). as someone who works in the ICU in a hospital with incredibly anxious patients AND someone who has had diagnosed panic disorder for 10 years, I can assure you THIS is the most safe, effective way
1. breathe in through your nose slowly like you are smelling flowers
2. hold for no more than 1 second
3. breathe out through your mouth slowly like you are making a flame on a candle flicker
continue this for as long as necessary
this is the proven best way to raise the oxygen in your blood when you feel like you aren’t getting enough. it can also be used in daily life when you want to relax like before bed.
SO REMEMBER: smell the flowers, flicker the candle
OMG! I can’t believe it…It’s the official trainer battle theme for Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire!
This theme sounds just amazing and this gets me more and more excited for the full game ! ♥
Man, I was hoping the music would be a live band.
A nice big brass band sound for this would’ve been great.
Call Me, Beep Me - Kim Possible
I accidentally had my earbuds unplugged, and after the first beep my brother sat up and said “KIM POSSIBLE!”
for the feels. all the feels.
I remembered all the words in less than 2 seconds after the first few beeps
The first study, published in 2008, showed that 11 and 12-year-olds in Britain who used more textisms — whether misspelled words (“ppl,” instead of “people”), grammatically incorrect substitutions (“2” for “to” or “too”), wrong verb forms (“he do” instead of “he does”), or missing punctuation — compared to properly written words tended to have slightly better scores on standardized grammar and writing tests and had better spelling, after controlling for test scores in other subjects and other factors. A 2009 study, conducted by some of the same researchers on 88 kids between 10 and 12 years old, found similar associations between high textism use and slightly better reading ability.
Hovertext from the xkcd comic: I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day.
harry or ron or and hermione
voldemort or umbridge or bellatrix
james or sirius or remus or peter
mcgonagall or dumbledore or hagrid
dobby or kreacher or winky
luna or ginny or cho
hedwig or errol or pigwidgeon or hermes
quaffle or bludger or snitch
gryffindor or ravenclaw or slytherin or hufflepuff
hallows or horcruxes
hogwarts or beauxbatons or durmstrang
elder wand or invisibility cloak or resurrection stone
O.W.L.s or N.E.W.T.s
quirrell or lockhart or lupin or moody or umbridge or snape or carrow
crabbe or goyle
book 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7
fred or george
romione or dramione or snamione or harmony or other
owl or cat or toad
draco or harry
felix felicis or amortentia or polyjuice potion
krum or fleur or cedric
(Source: , via lustrousglow)
Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS I DON’T LIKE
GET INTO THISmight dig this.
sadly, a person making minimum wage in america would be baffled by seeing a bill larger than a $5 or $1. a good cartoon.
written by someone that’s never been to or worked in retail
"you deserve poverty for giving me poor customer service"
I hope the person who made that cartoon dies a painful death.
and furthermore I’ll work circles around you, dickhead.
oh ps. what kind of name is Rob Smith Jr?????
"*this is a true story"
somehow i highly doubt it.
As someone who has done a lot in retail; this is literally impossible. The damn cash register tells you what change to give. The artist definitely pulled this one out of their ass
Ass, brain, whats the difference?
The best part that undermines the cartoonist’s intent is that, if she’s demanding $11/hour and the meal is $10.60, it means right now she can’t even afford to eat where she works with an hour’s pay.
And even if this was a true story (which is like really clearly isn’t)
IT’S FULLY MORE LIKELY that there was some sort of counterfeit 20$ bill problem in the area
Because I see that ALL THE TIME, they have to call a manager because they know they aren’t supposed to just take the 20s in case their fake but maybe they don’t have the easy way to check the bill on them or something.
Like if your assumption is that someone sitting in front of a big computer/calculator machine all day doesn’t know how to give you change you’re just shitty tbh
you can tell robsmithjr.com what you think of his shit comic
*goes to robsmithjr.com*
*sees blurb to see Rob Smith Jr.’s cartoons on Glenn Beck*
i made min. wage when i had to count all the registers AND THE SAFE in a supermarket and do wire transfers for thousands of dollars that i counted by hand. but yeah, totally baffled by anything larger than a $5 bill…
i’ve had customers at my current retail job talk to me like i’m an idiot because they gave ME incorrect change and then refuse to listen when i explain their mistake
i deal with grown adults on a regular basis who need to be walked through using their debit card on a pin pad, but clearly make more money than i do. and i can assure you most people can’t do basic math in their heads judging from my 10+ years of experience in retail. that’s why calculators exist, jfc
but more importantly, the comic creator is literally saying that 1) if a person works in min. wage jobs it’s because they’re “stupid” 2) if a person can’t do math in their head they’re useless and deserve to live in poverty
and that’s completely vile and they should be ashamed of themselves
People who make arguments like “minimum wage workers can’t do math in their head and are stupid” don’t know how a POS machine works.
You literally press however much was given and it does the math for you.
This minimizes any extra work you have to do to figure out how much change to give them.
The fucking bills are organized in the register along with change so you literally only need basic arithmetic to figure out how much change to give someone. When a store says they don’t take something higher than a $20 it’s usually because they don’t have enough to dole out change without emptying the register and registers are required to have a specified amount of money in them in order for transactions togo smoothly.
I worked in retail, it’s so fucking simple but retail and fast food workers deserved to be paid a LIVING WAGE for being on their feet for 8+ hours a day dealing with your self-aggrandizing ass. I worked at GameStop and the fucking assholes I did not get paid enough to be dealing with those assholes.
And I wish we’d stop calling it minimum wage and start calling it LIVING wage, because whatever job you have should pay you enough to be able to afford to live off of.