Learn To Control And Reset Your Anxious Emotions
Hey there Friend,
Many of you know that anxiety and depression have been mountains in my life to overcome and work through. Through this journey, I have decided that the things I learn in the day-to-day that help me, might help you as well. I hope together we can help each other on this journey.
Today I want to talk about something that has been a huge game-changer for me! The thing is it's so super simple that you may "roll your eyes" because of how silly it may sound.
I even tell my kids to do this when they seem overwhelmed and past the point of reason or logic.
Okay, so what is it? Whenever I feel overwhelmed and anxious one of the things that helps me is to put my hand on my heart. Try it, right now! Just put your hand there, and thank your body for pumping blood so you can be alive right now. Pay attention to your breathing. Do you feel calmer? Do you feel more ready to tackle whatever it is you need to do today? Yes, this is simple, yes you may feel weird...but if your heart is racing, your anxiety is high and you are feeling overwhelmed about life. So why not try something as simple as putting your hand on your heart?
The times when this has helped me the most is waiting for a doctor to come into a room, when I'm mad at my kids and need a second to calm down, right before I'm about the make big decisions, or after I've heard bad news about something.
When I learned this neat trick I learned that this is a practice that is sometimes used in crisis situations. So while you may not be in crisis right now, having a way to calm your body down naturally in small ways is huge! Also, it's a great tool to have in your toolbox in case you are ever in a situation where you know someone just needs to calm down.
I will be doing a short live video on my Facebook/Instagram this afternoon at 3pm PDT if you are interested in hearing a specific story around this concept! It won't take long. I hope that you will at least try this. Sometimes the smallest things in life lead to the biggest results!
P.S. You are enough! You are enough for your children! You love your spouse, children, significant others, and family so much that you would do anything for them, and that is enough.