I remember feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. No matter what I did, it felt like stress and anxiety were always looming over me. It became my new normal, and trying to escape it was a struggle.
At first, I tried dealing with it on my own - sleeping in, distracting myself with TV or movies - but nothing seemed to make a dent. As time went on, the feelings intensified. My mind was constantly spinning, keeping me up at night and stealing away my energy during the day.
That’s when I knew I needed help. I reached out and got connected with a therapist who really helped me change how I thought about everything - even the little things that had been taking such a toll on my wellbeing!
My therapist showed me how to be mindful of the present moment instead of worrying about things out of my control while also teaching me how to accept and process difficult emotions without being overwhelmed by them. We worked together to come up with strategies that worked for me, from taking breaks throughout each day to utilizing specific coping mechanisms for times when stress got too overwhelming. Each week I felt a little better and more in touch with what was going on inside of me instead of getting overwhelmed by all these emotions third-wheeling their way into my days.
Anyone can get caught up in the daily hustle and bustle but being able to pause for a second before breaking down is invaluable! Through therapy I learned how to manage my stress and anxiety in healthy ways so that it doesn’t feel so persistent anymore!