Today I experienced an overwhelming sense of severe anxiety and depression. There is so much to do and no time to do it. I felt frozen in my chair.
I decided to step back and meditate for an hour during lunch. I sat with the pressure - which manifested as physical pressure. I felt my shoulders curl under the weight of the day. Under the weight of my to-do list. After an hour, the force lifted - every so slightly, and I felt the ability to breathe return.