You’re just waking up trying to decide what kind of day you’re going to have when you feel….IT…
IT starts to creep in. First a tingle of anxiousness and then the dark cloud of panic rolls in.
How do you get out of IT? How can you keep IT from destroying your day?
1. Breathe – You know our adrenaline jumps in at times it shouldn’t. Repeat that to yourself as you take your slow deep breaths. You’re going to visualize a small child flipping a light switch on and off during your favorite movie. This is adrenaline being released at the wrong time. Annoying but survivable.
2. Panic is a clingy annoying acquaintance that thinks you’re better friends than you are. Visualize this “person”, you don’t care for them but man, they LOVE you….you’re going to understand they’re just clingy, not crazy or dangerous and tell them “I wish we could hang out but I’m really busy” and go about your business.
3. You’re going to tell your mind that you’re not listening to the lies today. You were healthy and fine a few minutes ago, you’re healthy and fine now.
Panic will only stay as long as you allow it. It takes time, patience and practice.
Hang in there!