I feel all the emotions that arise to me.
If ever I am feeling anxious, I take a moment to ask myself why I am feeling this way. If I am worried about something that is out of my control, there is not point in worrying about it, simply because I have no control over the situation. If I am worried about something that is in my control, I don’t need to worry because I am in control of the situation.
If anxiety visits me, I stop what I am doing and notice my feelings. I close my eyes and focus on my breathing.
Inhale. Hold. Exhale.
I release myself from this moment of anxiety. I am calm. I am safe. I am love. I am peace. All is well with me.
This affirmation resides strongly with me. As someone who has dealt with high functioning anxiety and depression, I get how unmanageable it can seem. When I feel anxious, I now know that my mind and body are not present in the current moment. Anxiety arises when we are living in the past or worrying about the future. Deepak Chopra says “Both past and future are born in the imagination; only the present, which is awareness, is real and eternal.” This reminded me of how strong our minds, our focus and our perception of our reality is so powerful. When we recognize that we are in control of our thoughts and emotions, we hold a certain power over our outcomes. Although I still feel anxious at times, I’ve learned new practices to help manage and understand my anxiety better. Writing, reading, and saying this affirmation out loud can help. In the moments that you feel anxious, I encourage you to try a few of the steps that I take. Place one hand over your chest, one hand over your belly. Feel your body expanding and contracting. Focus solely on your breath expanding and contracting in your body. Fill your body with peace and slowly release with anxiety. Repeat as often as necessary.
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