The beauty of the night sky......

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I should have been happy. My daughter had finally a full week of school; no delays and no snow days. I was able to attend my class on both days. I am blessed in so many ways, and yet I feel stressed and anxious. Why is it so hard to let go of worries and the "ifs" in our lives? I don't want to feel this way, but I do.

I don't know what brings it on, but every so often I start feeling anxious and overcome with anxiety. I don't like taking medications and so I am always looking for the "natural" treatment. I have been to my doctor because I thought that I was having a heart attack. I felt this terrible chest pressure and difficulty breathing. Well, all checked O.K. It was a panic attack. These last few days I have been feeling the same kind of pressure and heavy feeling on my chest. I hate when this happens.

Well, I have been feeling very anxious this past week and I am hoping for conquering this anxiety and stress through the participation in the stress busting program. I was anxious yesterday driving my daughter to the Special Olympics practice. Right now, she is doing snowshoeing. I volunteer too, so I have put my snowshoes on and worked with another child from the group. The practice takes place in the evening. The sky was clear and the air was crisp. And this little boy that I worked with gave me a great cardio workout. He kept me on my toes, but at one point he paused and started looking at the sky. So, I stopped and took a quick look too. Wow, how beautiful the sky looked. Thanks to this little boy and the benefits of exercise I started feeling better. I did not feel a bit anxious or stressed. I just wished for the feeling to stay with me.

Unfortunately, as soon as I got back into our car and started driving home with my daughter, the heavy feeling came back. It is with me today throughout the day. So far, I went on the stepper for 20 minutes. I am doing some deep breathing and watching funny stuff. I just wish I knew what brings the anxious feelings back. Well, at least I know that exercise helps.

Lord, I give you my worries and my stress. I pray and ask in Jesus' name to please heal my body and mind. Please, take away my worries and stress in my life. Give me the strength to handle it and deal with it. I thank you for hearing my prayer. Amen.

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    the thing that keeps me going when i feel all the resposabilities that come with children especialy children with special needs is getting to much for me is this one phrase.god would give us anything he didn´t thing we couldn´t handle.i then thing who am i to disagree with god.he trusts me enough to deal with this and so i gives me that added strength sometimes.also i have started doing autogenic training to try and ease the stress when it comes,that maybe thios is all to calms me down and helps to reacess the situation better and give me strength.just remember how you felt for a fleeting second looking up at the sky.remember that remember to look up at the sky or at something else when things get too much,try breathing takechnics or just step away for a minute from the situation causing the stress igf possible.i know it is not always about it to get it off your chest.remember god thinks you can do it so it means you can.have faith in yourself you are stronger than realise emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3744 days ago
    Thanks, I know how blessed I am but still lives like ours come overwhelm us. It's nice to know I'm not alone. I feed breathing exercises help. Just two minutes.
    3744 days ago
    A life lesson from a little boy: appreciate the things that are right in front of you that are beautiful.

    Also, the special olympics is such a beautiful event. Everyone is just so happy to be there and be there together.

    I hope that your working on your anxiety: deep breathing, self soothing yourself, and taking care of yourself.
    3744 days ago
    Let go and let God do the worrying! If you give your cares to him, life gets easier! HUGS!
    3744 days ago
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