I have to be quite honest growing up I never understood how people would have anxiety attacks how worry could affect someone so much that it had a physical effect. In my mind people like that where either wimps or divas. It wasn’t until I hit my late 20’s and personally felt the effects that I started to understand the power of fear and worry.
I’m committed to sharing information that helps us do life better and so if you have ever struggled with fear, worry, or anxiety here are tips to help you on the journey. As with these types of informational posts, it’s easier to read than to implement but I sincerely hope that you put these tips into practice.
Acknowledge your worries: List them, write them down give yourself a specific time, time to dwell on them.
Challenge those worries: Identify the root of the worry is the worry realistic? what is the probability it will happen, does it serve you to worry will it change anything.
Identify the type of Worry: Is it solvable? if it is brainstorm! Come up with actionable steps to deal with the worry. Worrying and problem solving are two very different things one provides the solution the other does not!
if its unsolvable realize that worry is just a tool you use to maintain control by predicting the future. No that you cant and that part of life involves leaving with that small chance that things can go wrong.
Disrupt the cycle: There is nothing like a good workout to release those endorphins and turn your focus on something else. Cant workout try deep breathing and my personal favorite a praise party.
When the cycle begins or starts to feel overwhelming thanking God for all he has done and all that he will do makes a huge difference. Choosing to focus on the truths in his word turns the tide for me.
Finally, practice mental fortitude. This is easier said than done but with practice, you get better. When those thoughts begin to creep up outside of there designated time ignore them and refocus on present things!
On a completely unrelated note, I finally pulled out this trouser from Eloquii (on sale NOW) that I was lusting over. In my opinion especially if you have a smaller waist this runs quite big here I’m wearing a 16 and honestly, I could have done with a smaller size. The accessories where the star of the show in this look I’m obsessed with these oversized very seventies glasses I scored for Less. Statement earrings a wooden Leith lookalike and white mules finish the look.
Despite the endless highlight reels we are bombarded with no one’s life is perfect and it is how we manage the stress that comes with living that determines our quality of life so I hope you found this post useful.