My anxiety is skyrocketed right now. I am sitting on a plane on the way to visit one of my friends in Chicago for a few days, I only got about 4 hours of sleep last night, and am extremely anxious, more than I have been in a long time.
Why am I anxious? I think it’s a combination of a million things. Money, Life, the Future, Change. I honestly can’t pin point one thing. But I felt like I needed to write.
Like Millions of others, Anxiety is something I have dealt with my entire life. I can’t even pinpoint when it started or my first time remembering feeling anxious. Over the years my method of dealing with anxiety has vastly changed, evolving as my anxiety and depression have fluctuated.
The dumbest thing I could have done this morning was grab a Trenta Iced Coffee from Starbucks on the way to my terminal, but I’m not sure I would have made my flight other wise. One thing I have found that typically works has been putting on the Anxiety Slayer Podcast. Sometimes I just put it on and have it in the background – I personally find their voices soothing and it brings me back to a grounded state. They cover a wide variety of topics, if I feel like I need to disconnect completely and focus in on something else this is a great outlet. I haven’t fully gotten to the point of meditating, but I feel this is as close as I am going to get for now.
I try to avoid medication as much as possible, but sometimes I have to take it. If I feel like I cant function or it is greatly impacting my normal functioning – I take it. Because I am so tired right now, I have avoided taking it on the plane.
One thing Shans and Ananga discuss is EFT Tapping, which I have started to try – its a work in progress. I will say, as skeptical as I was when I first heard about tapping through TASP, the few times I have done it, it does help. I have no idea if I am doing it right but I have noticed a difference for sure! So here I am siting on this plane right now, tapping myself looking pretty odd to those who have no idea what I am doing, but after one tapping session, I feel so much better.
If I’m feeling anxious at home, sometimes I just take 10 minutes and put on a reset yoga video from YouTube. I literally type in “10 minute yoga to relax” and SO many videos pop up. If I could do yoga right now in the isle of this plane I would however I don’t think that the few people on this flight would appreciate that at 7:30 this morning.
If you woke up this morning feeling anxious, I’m with you. I’m always trying to evolve how I deal with anxiety and trying out new methods of centering myself. Please send me messages of how you address your anxiety or any methods you use to reset your mindset.
Remember: We are worthy, we are safe, we are present, we are here.
Time to recenter and be present.