I never considered myself to be much of a worrier until I had kids. I
started seeing the world with new eyes once I had to a child to raise
and protect. Prior to that, I traipsed all over this world as if I was
untouchable. When I think of some of the things I’ve done and situations
that I put myself in, all I can do is thank God that I made it through
The oblivion that defined my young adult years has now been replaced
with a great deal of awareness and unfortunately – anxiety. It started
in my latter twenties and eventually led me to seek professional help.
It’s something I have to manage on a daily basis. The Fear. The
Uneasiness. Sometimes it’s downright panic. If I don’t do the internal
work of keeping my thoughts positive, setting boundaries as to what I
let in and what I keep out, and how much I take on, I’m bound to have
some kind of breakdown. I talk about knowing your triggers in this post.
Today, I want to arm with you with some resources to help you get
through moments of overwhelming anxiety. What has really helped me to
deal with mine is to not allow it to get to the point of panic. When I
feel myself overwhelmed, I get myself as quickly as possible to an
environment where I feel safe and where I can be alone to recharge. I
pray and breathe and will my Spirit to silence the scary thoughts
circling my head.
Reflect on the following quotes to give you some perspective:
Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~Theodore N. Vail
You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. ~Mary Manin Morrissey
Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there. ~Author Unknown
A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work. ~John Lubbock
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. ~Walter Anderson
To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. ~Katherine Paterson
Repeat the following affirmations to calm yourself and get recentered:
All is well in my world and I am safe.
Every breath I inhale calms me and every breath I exhale takes away tension.
With every breath, I release the anxiety within me and I become more calm.
I look towards the future with hope and happiness.
I overcome my fears and live life courageously.
I acknowledge that the only constant in life is change and am prepared for it.
is co-authored by Kim Jackson and GG Renee with the intention of
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