|Posted on August 22, 2017 at 1:45 PM|
One thing that allows my dog and I to connect is exploring together. We both deal with anxiety time to time and I've found that being surrounded by nature allows us to escape the chaos for a bit. Earlier today, a friend expressed the space she's in currently after an unexpected breakup. I told her that what has been helping me is remembering that feelings are like clouds. They never stay in the same place and if they do, it's not for a long. Eventually, they'll pass. If we accept our feelings, current situation and worries for what they are rather than what we wish them to be...our minds may feel more at ease. The truth of the matter is that if we sat in front of a busy street and pretended that cars driving by were the thoughts that play in our head and we had to watch each one as it passed by....can you imagine how crazy we'd feel? That's what anxiety can do to a person- feeling the need to control and understand every thought in our brain. Whatever you're going through today, I want you to know you'll be ok. Nothing lasts forever and what makes you beautiful is that you wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before. If that's not bravery, I don't know what is. Head up, princess. You're going to be okay.