Was feeling very very down and anxiety was starting to build up too. Scrolling through IG cos dunno what else to do. Then came this chibird post. “This too shall pass. It can be hard to see anything but the sadness when things are tough, but the sadness will pass in time, as it always does.” So I guess now instead of feeling down and afraid, I’m just waiting for time to pass till this is over.
Someone else also reminded me to practice mindfulness. Don’t deny or fight or hate the negative thoughts, because that sucks the strength out of us, and the more I fight them, the more powerful they get. Instead, calmly pay attention to the thoughts and let go of believing they have all the answers. Experiences come and go - restful or chaotic, enjoyable or disappointing experiences. Practice being a non-judgmental observer of my thoughts so I can easily let them go instead of getting caught up in mental drama. We can’t stop those fearful irrational thoughts. We can only be conscious of the fact that we are having them, and just work to replace them with rational thoughts.