Anxiety: How Can I Help Myself?

Have you ever been anxious? I have! It feels like an elephant sitting on my chest while my heart is trying to pump itself right out of my chest. My thoughts go a mile a minute and I get sweaty. I can’t focus on anything but I try to focus on everything!

Being anxious doesn’t feel good. But, I have news for you! You are bigger than your anxiety. That means you have the power to control it!

Not easy? I know. Here are some of things I try when I am anxious…

  1. Picture people I care about.
  2. Meditation music/guided imagery
  3. Journaling
  4. Cold water on my face
  5. Repeat the Serenity Prayer (written below)
  6. Say a positive affirmation (This is only a feeling. I can get through this)
  7. Tangle

Serenity Prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

I hope this helps. Remember you are BIGGER than your anxiety!

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