It's Just A Bad Day, Not A Bad Life
Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day, And you can make it one more. You're doing just fine.
Anxiety is something that I have been tackling my entire life, along with the 40 million other Americans who have experienced it.
For a very, very long time, I was totally un educated about anxiety and the mental illness as a whole; in fact, until recently, I didn't even know that it was considered a mental illness or that it’s the most common of mental illnesses in America. Needless to say, I’ve actually found a lot of solace in educating myself in something that I have endured practically my whole life.
I can guarantee you that there is not one person in this world who hasn’t been anxious or nervous at a certain point in their life, it’s actually completely normal + healthy to experience those feelings on a regular basis. It’s been said that normal worriers will spend on average 55 minutes a day worrying, whereas people who suffer from anxiety, worry for nearly 300 minutes a day, which is over 5 times as much!
If you aren’t sure whether you have anxiety or are just a ‘general worrier’, I’d chop it down to the things that you find yourself worrying about; can you justify stressing over a huge exam you have coming up, or do everyday actions that most people would brush off, stress you out?
I’d start by writing a list, each time you catch yourself worrying or being overwhelmed, put that action on the list and when you have time, analyze those things. Are they big things or little things? Everyone processes things differently, so it’s really important to that you not compare what you are stressed out about to what other people are or aren’t. We are have strengths and weaknesses, and you aren’t the only one who feels the effects of anxiety.
If you do find yourself in a stressful situation, ie: a meeting with your boss, or even a group presentation, here are some things that you can do before hand.
First off, whenever I feel myself becoming anxious, I try to take a step back for a moment, take a deep breath in, and set a positive mindset. I like to tell myself that I’m setting positive intentions for what is about to happen, and that I’m perfectly capable of handling whatever is about to happen.
Little habits like repeating mantras like this one can truly change the course of life events and things in life that scare you.
When I whittle everything down, I like to think that if you set those good intentions and think positively, positive things will happen. I often find myself in little and even big moments, going over in my mind + manifesting that I’m going to do good things today and if for some reason, something doesn’t work out, I end up thanking the universe for saving me from not sending me on the wrong path.
You will be delivered what is meant for you.
With all my love,