Am I the only one who gets annoyed when someone says in moments of high anxiety, “Just Reeelaaxx.” What they’re really saying is, “Stop being completely irrational and chill your pill.”
How about a hug instead? K Thanks.
I’ve been working really hard on controlling my anxiety and telling myself to relax is not in the tool kit. What has been really helpful is removing expectation from my mind. Most of the time I am just projecting horrible scenarios and convincing myself that THIS WILL DEFINITELY HAPPEN. Of course we all know that most of the time things work out and everything continues to be hunky dory. And in the process of thinking the world was ending we wasted valuable breaths and heartbeats on something that didn’t even matter.
I came across these lyrics tonight:
“Shut your mind off and let your heart breathe
You don’t need to be worried”
Yes! Ok, so can we all promise to let those fake news worries go? Take a moment to let your heart breathe, be present, and know that you will rarely be presented with situations that you cannot handle like a boss.