If you’re anything like me, you get anxious- a lot.
I have dealt with being worried my whole life, but luckily i found some ways to manage it.
In poetic words,
Sometimes I’ve got this strange feeling
That is hard to describe
I can’t set it free
I don’t have the keys to its lock
I’m stuck with it
Until it goes to sleep
Waiting for the perfect moment
To wake up again
When I was about to finish high school, I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life, what I was going to study or if I even wanted to leave the city for an adventure. I started to have a lot of doubts and feel overwhelmed by the idea that I was going to get rejected, that I didn’t have enough knowledge & more importantly, that I didn’t know who I was.
I used to overthink all the time & I got to a point where I isolated myself from everyone & everything.
But then I realized that the only who can control my emotions & thoughts is me. I took a deep breath and my journey began when I decided to work on myself and step by step I started to get to know me.
I am my own best friend.
Not going to lie, it wasn’t easy and I am still struggling and learning at the same time, but when you realize that you can control your emotions and thoughts, it gives you a lot of power and motivation to keep going.
Worry makes you do funny things. You might be tempted to keep doing more of what you’ve been doing, hoping that this time it will be different. I did a whole lot of repetition and I created more problems than I got rid of. Several times, my “improvements” produced even worse results than I was getting before.
I was trying too hard to relax. I was looking for low hanging fruits.
This is what I have to share-
It can be such a relief when someone else expresses the feelings you’ve been trying to put into words for so long; it can help you remember that you’re not alone.
And it works both ways. If you open up, it might encourage others to do the same.
It’s not always easy to describe how you’re feeling. If you can’t think of one word, use lots.
Be genuine. Be kind. Listen.
I wrote this last night-
‘The day may not be beautiful
It will not last long
Trust the hours
Like you have arrived now,
they will carry you to different places.’
(Thank-you for reading this article!)