I just want you to know that you’re going to be okay.
Being anxious it’s very uncomfortable, painful, and scary, but you’ll survive. These feelings can’t break you. They are going to fade very soon. I know it can feel unbearable, but I promise it will pass.
Just remember that all of this sadness, pain, anxiety, and fear are temporary. I know that sometimes it feels like it’s never going to end but trust that it will.
And I know that even the smallest things (in the eyes of other people) can feel overwhelming, stressful, or terrifying. And that is okay. A lot of people will tell you that it’s not a big deal, that it’s all in your head. But I know what you are going through. It’s not that simple. I’ve been there. I know how it feels.
Everyone feels anxious about different things. Also, know that there are some things in life that aren’t as scary as we deem them to be in our minds.
We all get lost in life at some point. It’s okay to not know everything.
You feel like there’s nothing that can be done to heal your pain, fix your wounds, and feel normal again. All seems lost. But sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.
Understand that although things may be difficult now, they will eventually get better. And please know that you are not alone.
Don’t spend so much time focused on all the negative things that can happen in the future. Instead, switch your attention to all the beautiful things that can happen too.
And stop comparing the past to the present. Go forward confidently into the future you are developing right now. Be thankful for those small blessings that grace your life each day.
When anxious thoughts come, tell yourself thoughts like “everything is going to be okay”, “these feelings are temporary“. Actively tell yourself the words you need to hear and over time, it will change your life.
I know it is easier said than done to stop thinking anxious thoughts. However, just being aware that you want to overcome these thoughts is a huge first step.
But most importantly, whenever you feel anxious, I want you to breathe. Sit down, shut your eyes, and focus on your breathing.
Breathe in slowly. And exhale.
Next, think about a happy place: somewhere you feel good, at peace. What can you see? How do you feel? What you can hear?
Take as long as you need. Make yourself feel like you are genuinely in your happy place.
This exercise is very powerful. When you imagine yourself in a location where you feel happy, you literally distract your mind from whatever you are anxious about.
Recognize that you are so amazing, so worthy, so loved, and brave.
You’ll get through this.
I love you, and I will always be here for you.