Its tid bit Tuesday! That means it’s time for over sharing- When I was in my early twenties I used to suffer from debilitating panic attacks. They were usually brought on by similar stress triggers- unpleasant events in my life, money worries, etc. They would also occur as a result of things in the news. Do you remember when baby Jessica fell down the well? I was so worried about her I would go into a panic attack over my fear for her safety. Or, the serious cold weather that damaged 90% of Florida’s citrus crop. I would go into a panic attack over my worries for the lively hood of the poor farmers and their families.
I took medication for a while but I hated the lingering effects. I eventually learned to focus and use my daily meditation and prayer to relieve the sense of impending doom, oh s awful flop sweat and absolute panic. I taught myself to let go of things that I had no control of, to give it to God and accept that some things are just out of my control.
For the things I did have control of I took “charge” and made the necessary changes that would benefit my life.
It feels like a lifetime ago , the only thing I miss about my twenties is my waistline. I recently helped someone through a panic attack and it seemed like this tid bit would be something worth sharing.
I hope you are shaking your head and saying I can not relate to this. But, I anticipate there may be some of you who can. It’s always nice to know you are not alone.
I created this video a few years ago, I know it is amateurish and a bit antiquated . But I do hope it helps you to relax a bit.