Do you ever worry about something that honestly hasn’t even happened yet? Perhaps it’s money, a job, a relationship, whatever it is you panic. Maybe you only see it going wrong, but truthfully fear doesn’t exist. We give ourselves the power of fear by creating it.
For myself, #anxiety or worry is something I’ve had to work on a lot lately. I overthink, & over analyze which often leaves me feeling thoughts of doubt. This last month I’ve really began to look deep for what causes these feelings for myself, but also how do i deal with them? First let me say it’s okay to be struggling. Never let someone make you feel worse about a mental health issue you might be going through.
So what causes my anxiety or #worry? Being a people pleaser, not wanting to fail (which you need to grow), being told i told you so, not being good enough are all classic examples. How does this impact my life? It’s hard for me to make decisions for myself. Sleep often sucks, and I hold guilt over a choice I make because what if it’s the wrong one. My mind is always racing, I feel anxious often, & it's exhausting.
I’ve noticed lately that something needed to be done. I also think many of us deal with some of issues too. Maybe on different scales, but none the less someone somewhere can say they relate.
Tips that have helped me:
Talking to a therapist. Letting someone else help me find the root of my feelings or mechanisms.
Going for more walks & setting aside time for meditation
Saying the worry out loud & then saying why it worries me
Recognizing the symptoms that start itJournaling my feelings when i recognize it
Improving my sleep patterns
Nutrition : making sure I’m getting the essential micros / vitamins my body needs
PUPPY! Apollo has changed my life so much and he doesn’t even know it
Trying new things
Saying to myself it’s okay to worry. It’s okay to not be great at everything.
Saying: I’m in control of my life, not my anxiety or worry. It does not control me
Letting myself feel. Telling myself it’s okay. I’ve tried hiding it, bottling it up, not letting people know because i felt weak.
Guess what, it only makes it worse. You shouldn’t have to hide what you’re going through. I hope some of these tips help you. Or maybe it allows you to start small on finding what is causing you these feelings.
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