My anxiety overwhelmed me last week. I felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest and I burst into sobs and tears.
A dear friend texted me, I reached out to her. She told me to write down 5 things I have control over right now and text her back. For about 5 minutes all I could manage was to slow my breathing. Then I slowly thought of other things. I wrote the list in my notebook, and pressed the lavender flower.
I took this photo to share with her and to remind me of this wonderful gesture of a friend reaching out to help me. And that it works! ??
I am not alone even when I feel overwhelmed and the darkness swallowing. Reach out to someone you can trust.
Even when I feel out of control, I can still control at least 5 things, starting with my breathing. Just breathe
Self care activities do work and are definitely worthy of your effort and time. Smell the lavender, colour in the heart.
Thank you to my dear friend ?