Anxiety for me feels like a roller coaster riding in a hurricane tsunami in my head while its raining cats and dogs
Its breathtaking occasion and on the contrary isn’t very pleasant
and in this blog I will share about How I deal with anxiety :
- I write
Thoughts in my head are jumbled around, and that’s fair because the brain is an extraordinary organ with a huge number of cells that are interconnected in complex webs, and I guess when my thoughts travel up there they do not take the linear path
However, when I write my thoughts down, the roaring sea of thoughts start to dissipate and allows my body to calm and end the suffocation.
This is very important to me because when I have spinning wheels up there, It deprives me of energy … I end up being busy but not necessarily productive.
Dumping my thoughts on a piece of paper allows the wheels to slow down, and preserve my energy to do that which is valuable and to be presently content.
- I schedule
Everyone is aware of scheduling and how it’s very good for you. Whats different is that I schedule my thinking times. If my brain decides to notify me about something that I can not deal with at the moment, I take that thought and schedule it later with a precise timing
Right now while I am writing, my brain decided to notify me about my hotel booking that I didn’t finalize yet. So I said to myself ” I will think about it at 3 pm when I finish writing and editing this blog “
I also used this technique yesterday with my brother cause he is worried about where to apply for college while still, needing to finish high school exams and qudrat.
We decided that everytime the thought/worry of college comes up that he will pause and address the thought by saying ” I will think about you and deal with you when I finish my exams”
Scheduling allows me to be in charge of my brain, not the other way around.
3. I Refuel
Knowing these techniques and practicing them is very useful in preserving my energy
but thoughts still run around like crazy, taking whats left of my energy
hence, I take significant quality time to myself to refuel so I can perform and feel my best.