Calming Down: Relax Right Now
At first glance, the concept of calming down is like holding a glass of water on a hot summer day and hoping it turns to ice. In the midst of stress and panic, calming down is the last thing one thinks about, and therein lies the problem!
AFTER we acknowledge and allow ourselves to experience our stress and anxiety, calming down should become our main focus. I understand how challenging this can be. I’ve had moments where I needed to bolt out of a room so fast, the Roadrunner would have hitched a ride.
We hold the ability to change our thoughts, our inner conversations. Yes, we control the messages we send ourselves. Yes, we create much of our anxiety and much of our panic. I know many readers do not want to hear this point, let alone accept it. After all, we are led to believe that medication will fix all that is wrong - not true. I realized this first hand years ago when I began taking anti-anxiety medication. I thought it was a magic pill which would restore everything to normalcy. That’s why I went into a tailspin when I didn’t notice any improvement after taking medication. Calming down is an ability which lies within us. We have the ability to calm down by changing our thoughts. Accountability is never an easy pill to swallow, pun intended.
After acknowledging and accepting the discomfort of realizing our self directed ability of calming down, focus on the beauty of that realization and what it means in terms of changing your life.
How wonderful it truly is to know that you can actually do this! Talk about life changing. The answer to any challenge, must always come first from within. Yes, we can and should gain strength from others, but we must first decide if we want to assume responsibility to improve.
No person can want it more than you, and recovery magically ensues . Think not only about
yourself, think of the stress reduction for your loved ones who have wanted it more than you!!
Let’s keep things simple and focus on the following for calming down:
1. Acknowledge: the stress and anxiety
2. Allow: the feelings of stress and anxiety. It’s OK to feel stressed.
3. Focus: on calming down. Tell yourself: I am capable of sending myself positive thoughts. I am in control of what I tell myself. I can overcome these feelings. I control my stress, stress does not control me.
In closing, this is a marathon, not a sprint. I continue to slip back into my old ways and you will, too. That’s OK! the important thing to remember is that you recognize this and hit the reset button by remembering your role in calming down. You remain the main ingredient - join me in the success!
The Hypnotic Way
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