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Constant sighing you are rude?!

Since I have found this website want to get it all out and thanks for everyone’s input makes me feel like I’m not alone xx

Another one is sighing I’m constantly taking deep breaths/ sighs and many people give me a funny looks if I’m in a que, talking to a colleague, in shops. I feel like I need to take a deep breath. I’m not being rude I’m not fed up but I will take the most humongous deep breath or a huge sigh for others it looks like I’m being awkward when I’m not.

Also yawning none stop even with 9hours sleep. But the constant sighing to strangers it looks like I’m being rude anyone else with same experience?

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I think sighing might be helpful. When I am in the grip of anxiety I am aware I almost start holding my breath and and am very tense. I am sure singing would help but sigh instead, it is a way of releasing tension.

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I agree Forestina, sighing is just another way for us to get in that extra oxygen we need from either holding our breath or shallow breathing. We don't do it for attention or to annoy others but yet it tends to irritate my daughter . I do what I need to in order to feel the calm and peace. :) x

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I just had to reply to this. I have a lot of anxiety issues and I am a cashier. Yesterday I had a customer who couldn't find their credit card after I had already rang up their order. She never did find it and as she was looking for it my anxiety was getting worse and worse as the line got longer and longer. Well as I often do I sighed. Apparently a lot. I often don't even know I'm doing it it's just a reflex that I have I guess. Well she took offense. She said something to me about it and I told her I do it all the time it's because I have anxiety. I'm tired of people judging me because I have a right to have anxiety. I had to the order deleted by the manager and then she finds it 10-15 minutes later and then wants to get in front of everybody else. I don't think sighing is rude. If you look it up on Google it's actually good for you if s i g h it's releases tension


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