Each day, laptop and children permitting, I’ll share a prompt that’s been on my mind, and a few of my thoughts.
You are welcome to share your own perspective in the comments, or just journal it out!
What have I learned from my anxiety?
Do you ever lose it when you try to explain your feelings to someone, and they just don’t get it?
Like, the thing – whatever the thing is – is a huge deal. That much should be obvious!
And, you’re completely on point. Good catch. But, do you ever look back and think, I maaay feel differently now.
Ding ding ding!
It doesn’t always happen when we wish it would, but anxiety has a way of highlighting helpful (or unhelpful) patterns.
When I exercise, I yell less. When I eat, I have more energy. When I sleep on it, I feel better in the morning. Or, I don’t, and I discover a need that isn’t being met.
My anxiety has taught me to be graceful, and to breathe. It’s taught me not to judge a book by its cover, and that no pain is insignificant. Sometimes, it puts my marriage through the wringer, but we’re learning a lot of communication skills, and we’re stronger for choosing each other, imperfections and all. And, it’s taught me to laugh. I love laughter.
How about you? What has your anxiety taught you about yourself and others?