Without going into too many details, I have really high anxiety.
This is nothing new, but it has been pretty prevalent the past couple months.
With any transition there are some adjustment periods. With all kinds of new things going on (living situation, community, job, dogs, etc.), along with saying goodbye to other things (community, job, etc.), I should have expected it.
Unfortunately, I didn’t.
But you have to figure out a way to deal. So day in and day out, I put one foot in front of the other.
I also need a lot of reminders.
I made this easy frame with a scripture that encapsulates a lot of reminders that I need.
I did the scripture in word document. I changed the fonts/sizing to emphasize certain words.
I picked out a piece of scrapbook paper to match our bathroom colors.
I bought a cheap frame at Walmart and spray painted it orange.
Working on centering myself around prayer has really helped keep the focus on living and letting things go that I cannot change. I have had to work on acceptance and am continuously learning to be humble.
The bottom line is there is no reason to keep being anxious about being anxious.When I sit down and think about it, it is really quite silly for me.
Being more thankful does provide peace, and this is a great reminder to count my blessings and send up my requests to be less anxious about what is happening in the moment.
And what is better than a reminder every time you are on the toilet or brushing your teeth?
Brings a whole new meaning to “brushing things off” and “relieving” your stress.