I’m always searching for ways to keep my focus on what I can control; that would be my attitude and how I react to situations I’m thrust into. When I let my mind think too far into the future or about the “I wish…” and the “what ifs…” I can actually feel anxiety set in. I never used to feel anxiety rushes, maaan, they suck! I have a script for Xanax but am trying other avenues instead of popping a pill.
Visualizing something peaceful works for me. I’m a very visual person. Sometimes when I imagine a warm beach scene, I can actually feel the sun warming me. So that is what I do and it works. Deep relaxing breathes and scenes of water….always. Calm water, not crazy choppy dangerous water. Sometimes it is even pool water so that I don’t envision a fish or seaweed brushing up against me, ick & shiver.
Give it a try sometimes. It may not always keep things in perspective but it is definitely calming and can’t hurt!