Skills to Deal with Various Emotions and States of Being
When life gives you lemons, they said you should make lemonade. There are times when the lemons are so tart, it doesn't seem as if they will be enough water or sugar to make the lemonade sweet enough to be enjoyed. This is the exact situation, which brings me back in California.
Waking up with anxiety is not fun. It is even worse when there is a long list of appointment before me. After taking a couple of long, slow deep breaths, I was able to thoughts. At least long enough to formulate a plan to grab some peace before the possible storm.
Over the last few months, I noticed there are a few people I am really down with and a few people who are really down with me. The interesting thing about this, both said not contain the same people. I have changed how I interact with a lot of people; some do not seem to have noticed.
It is almost embarrassing to admit for over three decades, I lived in fear. Even as fear strangled my dreams, my forward progress and even my healing, I would still cling to it. Fear was so familiar, it was cuddling up with a sharp sword.