But it is 100% worth it. Processing the anxiety was tougher for me because I am tired/worn out/etc. Check out the video and tell me how you shift your thoughts away from spiraling anxiety and towards positive thoughts.
Waiting on a Zoom conference for my knee doctor to give me the results of an MRI and I feel my anxiety start to spike. Here are a few techniques I am using to process it. 1-smile and take slow and deep breaths. I am letting my body know I am alright. 2- shifting my thoughts by telling myself that …
Yesterday morning, I woke up with the lowest pain level I have had in, gosh, I don’t know how long.I was able to think more clearly yesterday and realized how much the chronic pain exacerbated the medical anxiety. I didn’t realize how much medical anxiety I was carrying with the chronic pain.I’m happy I realize that so I can start …
When something or anxiety wakes me up in the middle of the night and I can’t go back to sleep, I start doing math (usually multiplication tables and division)in my head. Focusing my mind on the math allows me to slow my breathing and let the intruding thoughts flow through and out my head. Give it a try and let …
In the waiting room to get an MRI of my knee. I’m claustrophobic ( I’m working on that) so getting an MRI tends to stress me.
I’ve learned that by asking the tech to not lock the table or lock me in the table, I can do the MRI with ease.
If you feel similarly, the next time you have to do an MRI, ask the tech to not lock you in.
I hope by sharing this that it may help you. ❤️❤️❤️
Once you learn how to process anxiety, try reminding yourself that your anxiety is lying to you. This phrase helps keep me grounded.
The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer is THE BEST Book I have found about Anxiety. I have it in Paperback, Audible, and Kindle. Check for it at your local library, book store, or my Amazon link below. Link to the book