To Ruminate or not to Ruminate
This past month has been a challenge. Circumstances I won't go into details about, but essentially many changes are lining up. Some of what is to come is brand new to me.... And I am petrified... So, every time Mz. Anxiety comes knocking, although I answer, I have learned to take her by the hand and walk her to a corner of my essence where she can chime in, in safey. I face her, tell her she is not being helpful, and then I start naming all the things she makes me feel. In the process She stops.
Or, A new one I tried the other day, when Panic was coming over for some tea along with Mz. Anxiety, I :
5 things I can see
4 things I could hear
3 things I could touch
2 things I could smell
1 thing I could taste.
And, IT was great! The two unwelcome guests were left in some room of my essence, where I forgot to bring them tea, and I actually had a pleasant experience with the exercise. It brought me right into my feet, into my body, into the world and out of my head!