In the midst of my darkest hour -- as I desperately tried to find my way, in tiny moments I started writing Choosing Hope. I didn't know it at the time of course -- I just started pouring my heart out onto the page. That became my lifeline, my way forward. There is a way forward from darkness -- focusing on the light that is also all around.
asically, paying attention to thought and habit. When anxiety surfaces it's very easy to simply react, which only feeds the problem more and creates unhealthy patterns. Alternatively, if we use mindful thought and breathe to bring awareness to the situation we can begin to rid ourselves of the stress we feel in these moments.
Listening to music can also be an important part of your day. Making playlists for your every desired mood is a creative way to shift from negativity to what you want to be feeling. Moving to the music by exercising or dancing is a great way energize yourself and increase physical stamina at the same time. I encourage you to let it be fun.