“I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.”

“I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” –Tracee Ellis Ross

Whether the things that trigger our anxieties are those stresses related to work, trauma, emotional shock, moving, loss, birth or something else, here are 3 useful tools we can utilize to cope. 

 

Whenever we need to slow things down and avoid that stressed and overwhelmed feeling we can pray. Many believe that prayer is just talking to God yet I believe that it’s also waiting for an answer. Sometimes He answers through His word and other times He sends someone or something to answer our concerns. 


The second thing we can do is reframe our situation. Positive reframing is when we think about a negative situation in a more positive manner whether it’s some benefit not previously contemplated or realizing a lesson or a blessing. 

 

Thirdly, we can pay attention to our breathing using several different exercises – the 4:7:8, the 4:4:4, the 4:16:8 and diaphragm breathing methods.

 

Should these techniques not work and you find the anxiety to be unbearable, overwhelming and/or decreasing your quality of life, you may be dealing with a more serious concern and you should consult a medical professional and not a coach. 

 

Smiles across the miles laced with Prayers, Blessings and Love,

~Cheryl

 

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