Sitting in my office earlier in the week, I had a lot on my mind, but it was a GREAT morning so far. Some easy movement on the rebounder, stretches, then getting ready to go while dancing to the oldies, yes, I’m that girl. I was even able to get some writing done on the book before leaving for work, great morning! Then, traffic was decent, so I was at my office more than a half hour early which was great. I was able to get all my follow-ups and emails done before the team even made it in, WIN!! Within the next hour, I felt it, it hit me so quick, if you’ve ever had an anxiety attack, you know the feeling I’m talking about. That feeling, for me at least, that starts in my gut. I feel like I can't even take a deep breath, then start breathing through my chest rather than my belly which makes it even worse. My chest feels tight as though someone is sitting on it and my throat tightens. An uncomfortable tingly feeling stems from my belly right up my neck. It feels completely uncontrollable, then the heartburn kicked in. You should know, I don't get heartburn aside from when I am anxious. In this moment it was hitting me hard. All the energy I had from the morning was gone and all of a sudden, I felt completely exhausted. My body felt gross I felt like I was going to throw up, it came on so quickly.
For years I let these moments take over my thinking and my body. Before I learned how to recognize and redirect, my thoughts would have quickly went to “what-if this” and “what if that.” By the end of a day I would have felt lousy and exhausted. It took over my thoughts and my health for far too long. Now when it happens, I can generally redirect within a matter of 15 minutes or less. And, this day was no different. When anxiety creeps in try this:
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