1. What we focus on grows.
I know if I am focusing on a perceived problem in my life or an ache or pain I feel somewhere in my body, anxiety stands a better chance to flourish.
However, if I focus on what I am thankful for or just get busy doing a task, I stand a better chance to flourish, not anxiety.
2. We are bigger than our problems/anxiety.
Life is what we perceive it to be. Are we letting circumstances alter the quality of our life? We don’t need to give our power away this way. No matter what is going on in our lives, our attitudes and how we feel are a choice we make each minute.
3. Life happens. Life can be humbling. I find as I get older there are no guarantees. Every day is a gift. What are you going to do with this new day?
4. I Am enough.
5. Although I have anxiety pretty well under control these days, there are still some things I do that either help or not.
What helps? Ending my day quietly, reading or writing in my journal or taking a hot bath.
What doesn’t help? Watching an exciting or violent movie or tv show late into the evening or working up until bedtime.
I wish you a blessed day today and a restful night tonight,
I think those of us who are prone to anxiety get a little overwhelmed at times. I know I do. I will be rocking along quite smoothly and then that old anxiety decides to flirt with me a bit. It can kind of sneak up on me but at other times all of a sudden I feel fearful or overly emotional or just kind of down.
Symptoms of anxiety can manifest in a variety of ways: excess worrying, feeling bad about yourself, feeling scared, feeling “heavy”emotions, panic attacks, or feeling just a little uneasy.
What can you do when you feel anxiety coming on?
Sleep is a wonderful thing! When we get it we have energy, we think clearly, we feel cheerful, and we are on the top of our game.
When we do not get a good night sleep, we feel terrible: body aches, sluggishness, brain foggy, eyes red, headache, cranky and irritable, etc.
We know we need sleep to feel and perform our best. Here at the Warm Milk Journal, my mission is to provide you, the reader, ideas and inspiration to help you get regular blessed, restorative sleep. The posts here offer a variety of things.
Here is the Warm Milk Journal “Recipe”:
Some goals for the future of the Warm Milk Journal:
This site is a journey and a work in progress. Like anything else, it will take time to grow and offer everything I want it to. Eventually, The Warm Milk Journal will also offer:
I appreciate all of you who have discovered The Warm Milk Journal and have written in your thoughtful comments. Do bookmark this site or sign up for the newsletter. I am committed to posting high quality content several times a week. I am a school teacher and this summer I will have two whole months off to devote even more time to this project. So keep visiting and please feel free to comment or email me at Debra@thewarmmilkjournal.com anytime. I welcome and appreciate your comments and feedback.
I want this site to be of value to you. I spent many years battling anxiety, panic attacks, and many nights tossing and turning or pacing the halls of my home in the middle of the night. I know how challenging and frustrating not feeling centered and not getting a good night sleep can be.
Thankfully, I am at a point in my life where I have found peace, excellent health, and have never been happier. I am sleeping well these days (with the exception of being woken up by a cat or a snoring partner).
It is my wish for you, dear Warm Milk Journal reader , to enjoy peace, good health, be happy, and enjoy sound restful sleep every night!
Debra : )