So looking back at my journey of depression, i think i had more anxiety than depression. I got one bad panic attack where my legs literally shook. And down the line, i had more panic attacks. Let me start off saying this but there is a way to efficiently avoid a panic attack and it involves a lot of positive thinking and distracting yourself from it. Keeping yourself grounded is another great way to avoid it too! This exercise involves you looking around at the setting you are in and take a mental note of four things you see in the area, what you are feeling, let’s say you are petting a cat, focus on that, but dont linger on that object for too long. and ask yourself what are you hearing, are you hearing music? What do you smell? Is it a pleasant smell? haha. there are so many ways to get your mind off of your internal thoughts/ panic attack. Now, i am not saying that it is easy but it is worth avoiding a panic attack. When you have a panic attack, it can feel like there are dead ends in all the directions or in all the situations you are in, and i just want to point out real quick that there is a solution to every problem. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. But panic attacks only get worse if you give them the power to. The NUMBER ONE thing you have to do when a panic attack strikes is you have to BREATHE . Breathe the air God has given you. Help yourself though it. Think positive. Think logically, because when a panic attack strikes, it tends to impair your way of thinking. Don’t let it control yoou, if you do then you are just going to wear yourself down thin and you will sink into a deeeep depression. A similar thing happened to me and i accepted all the random thoughts, illogical nonsense, and doubts. It annoyed me and not only was i doing unnecessary harm to myself mentally, but i was emotionally hurting those around me and i didnt mean to. I let my feelings get in the way of my decisions, my mind was everywhere and i could not focus. Thankfully in the bible, in the book of corinthians, the bible says “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” God provides us with a sense of strength and courage to surpass what we think we cannot do, but end up doing. God is faithful, He is everything good and most all He is Love. May God Bless you guys on an amazing day and may you continue to follow the path He has set out for you.
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen
Have a Blessed Week!