Sometimes stressful things that cause great anxiety happen to me and I can’t talk to anyone about it. Something happened yesterday at work that was still haunting me when I got up this morning. I wasn’t sure I would ever get the heart palpitations under control and deep breathing as my therapist suggested when I have panic attacks really didn’t do anything to help the situation.
Then I actually got to work and the anxiety, though lesser, was still accompanying me throughout my day. I wished I could talk about it to someone but I can’t, all I can do is hide it inside and hope the anxiety eventually goes away.
I know the things that will help me with keeping my anxiety in check. But I’m not good at doing all of them so I am going to list some of those things and hopefully I will be able to do better at them.
writing down my thoughts and feelings: I actually do pretty good with this one
regular exercise: I was riding my bike to work every day but then I stopped because my son wanted me to take him to his mission and he didn’t want to ride a bike. I told myself I would exercise before I left for work but I haven’t been doing it.
practicing relaxation techniques: I am really bad at this but I need to really work on it more
eat nutritiously: I don’t eat anything all day until I get home and then I eat whatever happens to be there for me to eat regardless of how healthy it may or may not be
get enough sleep: I don’t sleep well at night or during the week but then all I do is sleep on the weekends, something’s got to change soon.
talk to someone about my fears: This is one I can’t really do but writing it down might e enough.