My asthma attack had a rather interesting "side-effect" to it the other day. I was able to attain complete focus on my breathing. In fact, I couldn't think of much else... other than fear for my life, which I think in some sense defeats the whole purpose but not so much that I wasn't able to recognize the feeling of complete focus. For the most part, all I could think about was to keep breathing. I was acutely aware of the feeling of my breath straining to get into my lungs and then leaving my lungs again. I was very aware of the pain in my chest as I struggled to force as much air into my lungs as possible and I was also aware of my own mortality. There were a few moments where I thought I might die, that I might not make it to the hospital in time. I felt my "attachment" to my self very strongly that day and wonder how people are able to break that attachment.
This morning I was able to wake up and get ready for work pretty well on schedule. I got just under seven hours of sleep and feel very well rested. I'm sure it helped that I took it pretty easy yesterday but I think it also helped that I felt like I got a lot accomplished and slept soundly. I always start to feel tired after lunch though. I guess it's the food hitting my system.