Everyone has their own story …

Anxiety is NOT fun. It seems like it comes and goes, and we can’t control our thoughts at times. Sad thoughts. Angry thoughts. Worrisome thoughts.

I can count numerous times where I have let anxiety control my thoughts and emotions. Wanting to just hide in my room for the day, and not do anything. Not talk to anyone, and just be by myself.
But, the thing is, with children in my life, I knew I couldn’t let this happen. I know it can’t happen, because I have to be strong for them. I have to teach them that there is a light at the end of the tunnel…

So what have I done? What do I do? I breathe. I relax. I take a time out for myself, and yes, I do cry sometimes. It’s OKAY to cry, I tell myself. It’s okay because it means I care, and I want to be the person who my kids can look up to as a strong person. I don’t want to be a burden on them, or anyone for that matter.

So, I take my steps. They may be baby steps, but as long as I keep working my way up, then I’ve done the best I can. And you know what? Anyone can do it!!

If you are someone who has anxiety, don’t let people say that you have issues, leading you to believe that you do have issues. You don’t! The fact is, everyone is dealing with something in their life, whether big or small. And anxiety can be overwhelming at times, in different ways. But it does not mean you are a horrible person. It does not mean that you don’t have feelings. You are handling a situation the best way you know how.

Just remember that your thoughts do count. It’s OKAY to cry, and feel overwhelmed at times. It’s a part of life. Just make sure to take that time to yourself to realize your importance. And make sure that once you have overcome those feelings, you spend quality time with the ones you love.

We all have a story. And we have no idea where our path is heading. But it doesn’t mean it has to overpower our thoughts in a negative way. Be strong. Show compassion. Love yourself just the way you are!

Let’s untangle our mind, and set it free…

Sandra Scala

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