I really don’t feel in a good place right now so I’m going to write a blog post that will help others. If I can’t help myself right now, helping someone else will make me feel a lot better.
When I am very anxious or before I’m going to do something which I know will make me anxious (going to work, going out to eat, shopping, socializing etc.) using affirmations and saying them over in my head or reading them over and over helps me so I hope it can help someone else out there.
I’m going to be all right. My feelings are not always rational. I’m just going to relax, calm down, and everything will be all right.
Anxiety is not dangerous, it’s just uncomfortable, it will pass.
I’ve survived panic attacks millions of times before, I can do it again
I’ve done this before, I can do it again
This may be hard now, but as I do this more it will get easier over time
I am in control
I am going to be okay
Nothing bad can happen to me from having a panic attack
I know these fears are irrational
Every breath I inhale calms me, every breath I exhale releases anxiety
I am strong enough to deal with this
I am in charge of my mind and body
My challenges will bring be better opportunities
Think of the feeling you will get after doing this, another achievement without letting anxiety beat you
I am feeling calmer with every breath I take
These are just a few I use, if anyone needs anymore I will be happy to help as I’ve researched this over the years and it’s a very helpful coping mechanism.
I hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend x