Hello, Old “Friend”,
I don’t remember inviting you to this party but let’s dance, shall we?
I hear you. Whispering the world is ending, that I’m naive for sending the kids back to school and mocking my every word.
I see you, mute my children’s voices as you fill my mind with your fears.
I yell through dinner, impatiently put the kids to bed, and avoid Matt’s eye contact because you demand all of my attention.
I try to deny your existence by reviewing my blessings. You remind me that privilege doesn’t shield a person from Anxiety’s visit.
5 Strategies for Coping with Anxiety
Here’s the new strategy for next time we cross paths.
👉🏻 I will label you to remind myself you are merely a temporary visitor and that you do not define me.
👉🏻 I will find a safe place to speak about my worries because fear grows in the dark.
👉🏻 I will monitor what causes you to visit and adjust accordingly.
👉🏻 I’ve downloaded the Calm app, and I’m committed to adding in a meditation practice. Take that!! 🤺
👉🏻 I will remind myself constantly that “One conscious breath in and out is a meditation” -Eckhart Tolle.
Does Anxiety visit you? What are some of your coping strategies?