I have struggled with anxiety all of my life. Only over the past year or two, have I really been able to start getting a grip on it. I think this is partially because of my spiritual views, and also because of peppermint tea. But I really think it is because I started loving myself more.
Really though, about five years ago, my anxiety was the worst it had ever been. I used to get into these fits where I would start dry-heaving, and stuff. Yeah, it wasn’t good. And oh my gosh, it was so hard to get myself out of that. It would happen to me a lot in big crowds or parties – family parties, mind you. I realized too, that this is because I am an empath. But I digress.
I used to hate the way people would look at me when I started feeling anxious. My mom and family still assume I’m going to flip out at times that I normally would have in the past. I’m not saying I don’t have anxiety anymore. I’m just saying that I have learned how to numb my anxiety a little bit, deal with it when I’m feeling it, and shrink my panic attacks down to hardly anything. They only last a few minutes now, and they used to last for hours sometimes.
The problem with anxiety?
Today, I have learned that my anxiety is not such a bad thing, because it is telling me something. We have things to learn about ourselves, which can be found through our anxiety. Anxiety can be a signal that something in your life needs to change – whether it be your job, your home, or the way you view yourself.
But the main problem with anxiety, is that it holds us back from trying new things and enjoying ourselves. I can think of countless times where my evening was ruined, because I let my anxiety get the best of me. If you’re like me, I’m sure you have had the same problem.
So, I have written 10 Affirmations for Anxiety, for you to repeat to yourself when you can feel your anxiety coming on, or just as daily reminders/healing of chronic anxiety:
I am the creator of my reality. No one, and nothing, can take that away from me.
I am strong. I decide how I react to the things life throws at me.
I am love – and love is the most powerful force on Earth.
It is safe for me to try new things.
If I don’t like something, I have the right to change it.
I embrace my anxiety and fears – then I let them go.
All of my emotions are acceptable. I do not worry about how others perceive them.
Each day, I make time to do something that brings me joy.
Every experience is a lesson for me. I am a traveler on this Earth, absorbing all that I can.
I decide my destiny.
Print this page, write these down, put them on sticky notes throughout your home, share them with an anxiety-prone friend. Whatever you want to do. I wrote these for you to use, because I know anxiety can be a bitch.
Learn from it, but don’t let it get the best of you!
With love and light,