It’s One Day, Not Your Whole Life
When we are overly anxious about anything, it’s usually because we are thinking and worrying about things in the future. Thinking about, people, events and circumstances beyond our control. This repetitive type of thinking leads us to feeling overwhelmed, worried, and scared and therefore increases our anxiety to levels that are often unmanageable.
What I’ve learned from my own experience with anxiety that it’s about learning to live in the present and accepting that what happens tomorrow is well and truly beyond my control. To stop forward thinking constantly, which would always result in severe anxiety and the scary symptoms that come when you’re mind is in a panic.
Whenever I was experiencing anxiety that would overwhelm me and have me bordering on panic. Whenever my thoughts began to wander. I would have to force myself to stop the idle, loose train of thoughts. When this happened, I would make myself say over and over the following.
‘Breathe, It’s just today and not my whole life.’
This statement helped me to reduce my worry to the moment, only the moment I was in and absolutely nothing more. It helped me to bring my perspective to the NOW. To acknowledge that whatever was happening in that moment was not an indication of my whole life, it was just about the now.
This helped me to deal with my anxiety in so many ways. Because I had to force myself to focus on every little thing that was happening right then and there, what I was doing, where I was, who I could see, what I could smell and what I could hear. I trained my mind to focus only on the present moment. To stop and reign in my idle irrational thoughts and bring it to the now.
If you’re feeling overwhelming anxiety, I would absolutely recommend saying this to yourself over and over. Practice engaging ALL of your senses with the environment you’re in. Bring your min and your senses to the now.
Interact with me on Facebook or Instagram