Morning everyone! Yesterday morning (when i awoke) I let my intrusive thoughts get the best of me and got the jitters. It had been quite a long while (over a year) since that has happened. Managed to ease myself out of it and go on with the rest of my day.
Guess what my subconscious mind so gratefully decided to remind me of this morning? My jitters from yesterday. Awesome! Got the jitters again this morning upon waking up. Heart pounding, shakes, pins and needles in my arms.
It's amazing how the human mind works. How complex and fascinating it can be. How thoughts can be so powerful to induce such distressing physical symptoms. Anxiety is like a mental super power except you're using these powers against yourself.
With enough practice i may be able to use these awesome mental powers that induce such discomforting symptoms to eventually levitate objects (sarcasm). I guess anything is possible if you put your mind to it right?
Anxiety likes to take turns with it's triggers and always comes in phases. It's up to us to stay strong and not allow ourselves to over react when we have these moments. This acceptance and allowing it to be teaches/reprograms the brain into thinking the situation is a non threat. Eventually desensitizing the brain the that particular event.
The key is to allow it to be, accept, and control your behavior (behave unanxiously/don't overreact) towards these moments. It'll pass and guess what? You'll go about your day. It truly takes practice.
Just felt the need to share my morning thoughts. Hope everyone has a blessed good day and Thanksgiving. Stay strong and don't let anxiety win!