Today, I had a mild “panic” moment with my anxiety. I did not have a full blown attack, however, it was on its way.
My dad, brother and I went to see Star Wars this morning (which was incredible) and the theater, as expected, was packed. As we looked around the theater to find a spot, we were fortunate to find three seats in the middle of the theater, all right next together. This was a great find to everyone but me. I knew they were great seats, however, I was jammed in between a bunch of people without an easy exit, and Panic attacks have gotten the best of me in these types of situations in the past, so I was getting concerned.
I could feel my heart racing, and my plans start to sweat. It had been over a year since my last panic attack, and I wasn’t going to let that record shatter! So, I rubbed my essential oil blend on my wrists and started to change my thoughts. Instead of negative ones, I replaced them with positive. Slowly, I began to take back control and ended up loosing myself in the movie! No anxiety!
I feel very proud of myself for being able to combat my fears/phobias in a very real situation. I truly cannot remember the last time I sat the middle row of anything without experiencing panic. But, now I can say that I have conquered it! I am strong!