Anxiety is stressful
I get overwhelmed easily
I get worried about things I have zero control over
I even get anxious about having anxiety
But then what I have to remind myself of is that all I have control over is how I choose to think
Deep breathing helps
When I feel anxiety creeping on, I close my eyes, breathe and with each breath let my mind tell me what it's thinking about
It's called "mindful meditation"
Imagine you're in a movie theater and you're in a seat
Every thought is just a scene in a film of your life that will pass with time
But the most important part is: I never let myself reach out and touch the screen.
I stay in my seat and with time, let the universe play on
Then I get up from my seat, leave the theater, open my eyes and deal with thinks one by one, in the order my subconscious told me to
My anxiety only feels overwhelmed when it's not listened to, just like me