Panic Button

panic and anxiety attacks funny photography

Sometimes the simplest things can set off our internal panic buttons.  Change, new things, a little worry can trigger a full scale panic attack.

When we’re consumed with anxiety, it feels like the world shrinks a thousand times around us, trapping us inside a small shell of fear, nerves, and fragility.  We forget how things really are.  All we see and are certain of is fear.

It’s easy to forget how we really feel about things, and how the world really is.

But when our gut is paralyzed in fear and our hearts race like a train out of control, we have to remember that anxiety tells us lies.

The world is not as scary, we are not as fragile, and we are not as trapped as our anxiety would have us believe.

Let’s take a deep breath and remember to never operate out of fear or make any decisions fueled by it.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

 

Sunset Anxiety

icy snow winter sunset trees I’m sure some of you living with anxiety know what this is.

It’s getting late, shadows have grown long and the sky is turning gold as the sun prepares to set.  Or, maybe it’s early, and the sky is turing a pale turquoise as the sun nears the horizon to rise.

Whether sunrise or sunset, you definitely know what time it is.  You start to feel a tightness in your chest, shakiness, and the panic and rush of adrenaline that we all know too well.

Personally, I have a love/dread relationships with sunsets.  When I’m at work, I enjoy taking in the beauty of the golden glow and the clouds dotting the sky.  I feel renewed peace, calm, wander, and hope.  Other times, when I’m home, I dread the lowering of the sun and the slowly growing darkness.

Anxiety can be tricky to beat, I’m still trying to figure it out, myself.  I do, though, recommend that you explore the possible reasons behind your anxiety.  For me, it’s the fear of tomorrow, the unknown, and the fear of a panic attack.  Tell yourself some positive affirmations like,’Tomorrow is going to be a great day,’ and ‘I welcome calm into my life.’

Another thing I recommend is to keep yourself busy.  I don’t panic at work, because I’m working.  It’s a treat when I notice the changing sky and take a moment or two to enjoy it.  It’s not a fearful half-hour that I’ve been consciously dreading.  Also, talk with your doctor.

Keep busy, think positive, and give yourself something to keep your mind and hands busy.    We can beat this.  You can beat this.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’