It so easy to side with the negative. It seems easier sometimes.. and why.. I don’t really know. Maybe self pity is a cry for help. It’s so hard to deal with the cycles of anxiety, depression, OCD. Constant thoughts daily, 24/7. There is a thought, a worry, a stress, a form of unsteadiness, daily. What is this! I asked myself once. What is this happening in my head. Is it normal to think something bad is going to happen to me, is it normal to ask for trouble, is it normal to feel stuck, is it normal to see dark when it’s bright. I had to ask myself although I knew it’s was not normal.. but it’s become my norm. The cycle is rough. I worry I feel depressed, than later I get guilty for feeling so much hate when I have so many blessings in my life. I worry about an illness I see in front of my eyes. That is most likely not even contagious, but to me.. “what if” Than the guilt hits. I worry that because I judged them Im going to catch the illness. This is not even close to normal thinking. My rational side knows this, and luckily we do still have our rational side however, the irrational is kicking some butt at the moment. So don’t forget there is help, there is hope! You can learn to heal the thoughts. The thoughts that drive your mind in circles.
Breathe, this is a great way to start calming thoughts. Sounds obvious and silly, but seriously, just breathe nice and slow, feel your heart rate slow down, your cells slow down. Your mind slow down. As you are inhaling imagine a bright healing light entering with your breaths. Put yourself into a state of deep relaxation. You can also do this by meditating. Imagine a gentle waterfall of pure water falling onto you, cleansing your mind and body. I also feel you should believe.
Believing you can change will help you changes believing your thoughts make things happen. It’s true. You can make yourself feel better and you can make yourself feel worse. The mind is so powerful.
Be Brave. Don’t ever give up. Mental illness can make you feel so hopeless it’s easy to just throw the towel in but you can’t, you just cannot! Be Brave!
Balance. Try your hardest to find balance. Weather it’s balance with your diet, balance on your work load versus you time, balance walking versus driving. Just strive to have as much balance in your life, body, mind as possible. Everything in moderation is key.
So try to remember the FOUR B’S when you need to heal the thoughts.
Breathing, Believing, Brave, Balance.