There are times when anxiety gets heavy, that unreasonable fear of everything slips into my mind and attempts to take control. Usually anxiety gets the best of me during high stress situations, but ultimately it usually is when hormones are off. Over the years I have started to recognize the trigger for my anxiety, hormones. It may sound absurd but I am dead serious. The only time anxiety hits me and goes running is during that time of the month, somewhere between one to two weeks before my monthly non-friend arrives. With that being said, I still can regain control.
When anxiety hits the all-time high and my mind is racing out of control, I stop for a moment. I take time to recognize that it’s just hormones playing with me and making me weak. I work to redirect my thoughts. I take time to think whether the fear is reasonable. Questions that I ask during anxious times are, “does this fear make sense?” “Has anything occurred that would make this feeling realistic?” Often times the answer is no and no. If the answers are no to those questions then I muster up enough energy to fight off the anxiety and redirect my thoughts to truth. Sure this is extremely physically exhausting, there’s no easy way about this, but at least I take control of my thoughts.
Anxiety Doesn’t Hit
Then there are times when I feel like I should be anxious or nervous about something, but I am not. Things happen that would normally make me feel insecure and uncertain of the future reasons why this happened. Yet, here I am without any anxious feelings. These times I can almost put myself into an anxious fit, but I work to not go that route. My intuitive nature is strong, but as most humans, I don’t always listen to it. When anxiety doesn’t hit me during a time when I feel it should, I start to question why. I want to know why I feel so calm about this situation. What is it about this situation that isn’t triggering anxiety as it should?
Trust Your Instincts
It’s funny how we can put ourselves into anxious fits rather than just accepting that we feel okay about things. It’s a great feeling when you let go of the why and accept that our intuition truly can guide us forward. I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. I believe that I have this intuitive power but it only comes out when I am feeling 100% secure, confident and okay with everything. I once read or saw on a documentary that humans are the only mammals who don’t listen to their intuition, we fight it and we often get our emotions involved to deter us from allowing that intuitive nature to guide us.
Everything Happens for a Reason
At this moment in my life, I feel confident, secure and adamant that what’s going on is happening for a reason. The reason is some positive one. I don’t understand the why and I can’t give anyone a logical explanation. All I can say is that I feel good that what’s happening did indeed happen for a reason, that it’s meant to be and that we should let it run its course. This is difficult to explain to others. It’s this calming intuitive feeling that has no logical or reasoning to back it up. All I can say is that my intuition has always guided me in a positive direction, it isn’t a fake feeling and it isn’t something made up. I have always been sensitive to such energies around me and I feel confident that I must try my best to follow my instinctual gut feelings when they surface.
Have you ever felt so calm about something that you should be freaked out by? Did you just feel as if this was happening for a reason? What helped you to explain to others why you know in your heart of all hearts that this was meant to be and to trust it?