I Must Sigh At Least 100 Times A Day

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
January 28, 2013 10:51am CST
Not that I'm counting them or anything. Most of the time I'm not even aware of my sighing but I do annoy myself when I realise I AM sighing and I've no idea why I'm doing it! It's the same with yawning. I know that yawning is something a person does who is short of oxygen in their blood (or anaemia) but the latter has been ruled out so could I be yawning just for the sake of it? Who knows? Put it this way, it's a relief in some ways that I don't have a job as I don't think the boss would appreciate a combination of me sighing AND yawning at my desk, do you?
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• China
29 Jan 13
I hardly sigh and yawn.Not that I have been retired and lead a free and easy sort of life,but I don't have the habit,even I was at work.Maybe It is because I sleep soundly all the time.I find out those with sleep disorder frequently yawn.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
I sleep more than I should and go to bed later than I should..the two go together. I just cannot get up earlier when I'm on my own. I think to myself, 'What's the point?' All the tasks I want to do get done in the afternoons, then it's time for hubby to come home.
• China
4 Feb 13
You only keep bad hours.I think It makes no difference to you as long as you get enough sleep,and that You do all you should .
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
28 Jan 13
My Dentist always sighed when he looked into my mouth and I had had the same /dentist for years. So I changed my Dentist as it so got on my nerves. After all, he had been taking care of my teeth so why sigh?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Jan 13
Did the hew dentist find anything wrong with your teeth?
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
She shook her head a few times but did not sigh. And yes, she ws not happy with work done by first dentist
@derek_a (10902)
29 Jan 13
Well, I suppose that is one way of looking at not having a job. Seeing the cup as half full rather than half-empty - or have I got that wrong? ... You could always cover up a sigh when in front of a potential boss by saying, "{sigh} - what an interesting job!" and then smiling. He may think that you are in seventh heaven and give you a pay-rise for dedication? Or there again, perhaps not.. _Derek
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
Haha! I remember when I worked at Preston and someone 'grassed me up' for not smiling all the time. The reason I wasn't smiling was due to me concentrating intently on what I was doing. I can't do that and smile at the same time. In actual fact the person doing the moaning was someone who wouldn't say 'hello' back if she felt that way inclined. Another woman complained about my dress sense via email, to which I said to my supervisor.. 'Do you have a problem with my work?' 'Er..no.' 'Is there a dress code for this place?' 'Only if you're meeting members of the public.' 'Oh, right, so that leaves me out then. If ****** wants to complain she should do it TO MY FACE and not email the boss BEHIND MY BACK. Oh, and another thing..I don't get paid the same as her so cannot afford the fancy clothes she wears. At least I wash and comb my hair, unlike her. She looks like she's been dragged through a hedge backwards!' Needless to say, my dress sense was never mentioned again!
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@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
hehe i do not track or maybe i do not realize if i am sighing, except if i am not feeling well and i need that extra air in my lungs. :D
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
I know what you mean. It's actually warmed up outside but I feel worse this week than I did last week..just no energy at all, but there again last week I HAD to do things in order to keep warm lol.
• United States
29 Jan 13
I yawn a lot but I also have pulmonary problems. Do you smoke? Sometimes smokers yawn because they don't get enough oxygen. Maybe sighing is caused from depression or boredom?
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
I don't smoke, thankfully although I do have mild angina and an extra heartbeat (or something) that was diagnosed a couple of years ago. I feel fine though but am also 'borderline underactive thyroid' something I refuse to see my doctor about as he's stalling on other things. I do have the bleeding problem too but I know I'm not anaemic, as I was before the Mirena Coil of course. I guess it must be boredom although I did bake a nice Lemon Drizzle Cake earlier..so at least I've used my last two lemons up that I'd been meaning to do for quite some time!
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@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
28 Jan 13
yeah I don't think your boss would appreciate that either. But if you want a job then I hope you find one where your boss doesn't have to see you that often. Yeah there are many different things that people do like that. It becomes a habit. Some people have to always have something in their hand.Or bounce their legs, etc.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
When I stay at Mum's she moans if I bounce my leg as she can see it out the corner of her eye. My typical, defensive, Aries response usually goes like this.. "The telly is over THERE in the corner, you don't HAVE to look at my leg!"
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@BarBaraPrz (20693)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Jan 13
Well, have you tried getting up and moving about when you notice yourself sighing? Stir up the blood, get the lungs working.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
I yawn and sigh (not at the same time lol) whilst I'm moving about as well. I have spent more time in the kitchen today, though as I was desperate to use up my two lemons! A rather nice Lemon Drizzle Cake was the result. I didn't bake much last week as we don't have heating in the kitchen (the fridge/freezer is taking up the space where a radiator once resided) so, due to it being milder this week I've taken the opportunity to get my a*se in gear. Haha!
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 13
I am still sighing my friend at the lack of notifications from Mylot! It's nearly been a week now and I feel so damn isolated. I actually have to warn people who don't know me that I have a tendency to yawn a great deal, it's not what they are saying I find boring, it's one of the side affects of my medication I take, morning, noon or night I will yawn! I don't sigh as much, although I do have a nasty habit of tutting!
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@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
28 Jan 13
Yawning is not the same as sighting.. so what is bothering you, or what is soo boring you can't get through your work/day? I think it will be over as soon as you are aware of that or are more aware of what you are doing. Don't make a habit out of it.
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
I know yawning isn't the same as sighing but I do BOTH a LOT. I'm probably spending too much time indoors but I know hubby is after having 2 days off this week so I'll take the opportunity to go out with him somewhere if it is..weather permitting of course.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Jan 13
If I sigh, people ask me what's wrong. Sigh.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
28 Jan 13
So, what is wrong?
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
Ditto
• India
29 Jan 13
are the people who ask whats the matter with them any guy cannot take sigh..........
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
28 Jan 13
I can understand the yawning, I do that too probably sometimes out of habit. I don't get the sighing though. I hardly ever sigh audibly. Are you bothered when you sigh?
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
Erm, no not really which is why I don't understand the reason for doing it. I mean, I started sighing out of frustration when I was having a 'fight' with my duvet cover earlier. Mind you, it's not a job that should be tackled singly so it's my own fault!
• United States
29 Jan 13
It is an odd thing to sigh out of nowhere. I would be asking the same and wondering why. Hope you figure that out.
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
29 Jan 13
Sighing is an expression of helplessness. Are you suffering silently? If your sighing is a habit and you would like to change it, I have a way for you. It will work because I was once like you. A friend noticed I sigh a lot and ask me why. I told him that it is a habit, and he promptly and correctly pointed out to me it is a bad habit. So his challenge to me is that for every time he catches me sighing, he will fine me five dollars. when the amount rolls to a sizable amount, both of us will go for a meal (at my expense of course). Guess what? He caught me once, and I made sure he don't ever catch me a second time. I stopped sighing! When it hurts the pocket, you better do something about it, right? hahaha......
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
Nice idea but, unfortunately, I tend to sigh more when I'm on my own. Only the cat notices.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jan 13
hi jenny I yawn a lot but I know its because I have broken sleep and wake and am awake for several hours. Too lately as I am retired I do go back to bed after breakfast here in Gold Crest. I think ths sighing is part of not getting enough sleep.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
In my case I think I get too much.
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
Have a general check up, you may have problem with your heart or lungs. Find a job or be a self employed for you to be busy and forget for a while your habit see if you can control it. You can't feel change if you will not start doing it or even some exercises for a proper blood circulations.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Jan 13
Thanks for the advice but I already know that I have mild angina and suffer from anxiety. The thing is, with the heart, I don't have problems with it now, especially after changing my diet..and I've nothing to be anxious about, other than waiting for a letter to come from the gyny department (which it won't as I reckon they'll see me on the date I already have, namely 19th March), ages off I know but it can't be helped.