I caught mine being short with me this morning so I sat it down and let it know all's well.
It can relax. It's safe.
I won't berate it or criticize or belittle or chase it.
It's free to flow in it's favorite way.
Which for me is a long exhale with a peaceful pause at the bottom.
After a bit of trust building, we're on good terms now.
How's your breathing today?