Many of my previous posts have been about how I have been seeing the positive light of my anxiety, however, today was a day when my anxiety started to take over. I always rate my anxiety levels to communicate to my husband how I am feeling. I rate it from 1 to 10. I was sitting between a 5 and 7 for the last half of my day. My chest even hurt because it was starting to be so crushing.
I am not 100% sure why I had the sudden bout of anxiety. There was nothing overly upsetting that happened to me. It just hit fast and hard! Luckily, I was able to practice my self talk and remind myself that everything was ok, and that it was only my chemicals that were acting out of order. There was nothing for me to worry about. It felt better to remember that there was no threat, or stress regarding why I was freaking out. Reminding myself that anxiety was just an imbalance and nothing I had done made me feel empowered. It made me feel in control! It was also beneficial to remember that healing is a process. The road to recovery does not happen over night. It is a gradual process that will, at times, take a few steps backwards. However, that does not mean that I need to give up. It only means that I work harder to get better.
Remember, you are in control! NOT anxiety!