ARE YOU APPRECIATING YOUR MOMENTS? | IT'S HARD WHEN YOU'RE WORRYING ABOUT THE FUTURE OR THE PAST | SO HOW?
One happened nearly 20 years ago, & this started a chain of fear.
Fear of panic - fear of my body- fear of loosing control - fear this would happen outside - fear I would never feel the same =more anxiety = ?more panic & so on --------
I was living in a panic moment for 6 months I was present/focused for every moment of panic.
🌿THEN & I'll explain simply.
I was tired of fear
I saw my doctor
I learnt it was anxiety
I saw a cbt therapist
I learnt about fight flight freeze
I learnt I could feel calm with techniques
I calmed & could think straight
I journalled my thoughts
I used cbt to challenge fear thoughts
I became unafraid of panic
I pushed mySELF daily towards the fear
I realised I'll always feel some anxiety, that anxiety is normal I had just had a traumatic shocking time.
I learn about what caused the first panic attack & spent time doing what I could about the causes.
When I'm doing anything, I can easily for example. BE MIND-FULL= never a calm moment.
🌿Like having my dinner & thinking about tomorrow, or about a worry or anything but not appreciating that meal. I'll be feeling a little stressed not realising the tension from worry.
Like taking a walk & my mind is focused on another place in time & not notice the sights the sounds the smells & be stressed & not notice.
🌿NON STOP Stress can lead to anxiety.
So I try to notice I'm MIND-FULL
& then remember to be MINDFUL
I know I CAN because my mind has already shown me I can be focused on the present when i experienced panic. So I'm training my brain to do this so I can take a break.
I'll stop. Breathe. notice
It's like a mini holiday, a moment I can appreciate what is around me that I usually never notice. My 👀 are open I see different plants, trees, animals, clouds, sky's, colours, smells. Etc.
Anyone can try today ❤
Healing your heart is key to keeping your body healthy, but it is not easy work.⠀
“Just as we open and heal the body by sensing its rhythms and touching it with a deep and kind attention, so we can open and heal other dimensions of our being. The heart and the feelings go through a similar process of healing through the offering of our attention to their rhythms, nature, and needs. Most often, opening the heart begins by opening to a lifetime’s accumulation of unacknowledged sorrow, both our personal sorrows and the universal sorrows of warfare, hunger, old age, illness, and death...More often we feel the depth of our wounds, our abandonment, our pain, as unshed tears. The Buddhists describe this as an ocean of human tears larger than the four great oceans.” @jack_kornfield , A Path With Heart⠀
Finally took flo 🚌 for a trip home. It was chilly but such an amazing long weekend full of the most amazing colourful skies, laughs and the best company ✨
Recharged for a period of work work work. 📚 📚 📚 ...
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