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 I am excited for the results instead of being scared to get them. I’m excited I am going to find out what is causing the pain then we will plot a course to remediate the pain.
3- my Anxiety is lying to me. It’s popping so many ‘what if’ scenarios in my head that I am getting mentally dizzy. I smile when I think ‘ anxiety is a liar’.
I’m feeling calmer. Now if the doc was on time instead of 25 minutes late. ❤️❤️