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Sunday Self-Care & Taking Control of My Mental Health

Happy Sunday Friends!

I have to admit, I haven't been in the right mental space due to my anxiety and depression. Girl, I was going through it. like, many people I've been dealing with anxiety and depression for years. I have many strategies to cope with my anxiety and depression.... they do work. However, I felt like the last two weeks were just awful. My anxiety got so bad to the point where I had crying spells and I could feel my throat closing up.

To combat my anxiety and depression lately, I've been praying and seeking God more. These include reading my bible, listening to sermons, & just spending time at church more. Another thing that I find that my therapist said is really helpful... is utilizing breathwork. When my anxiety starts getting really bad, I start to hyperventilate. Hyperventilating feels like losing control... to combat this breathwork helps because it snaps me back into a space where I feel more in control. It sounds like a one-and-done type of thing but I promise it's not that simple. it usually takes me about 5-10 mins for me to regain control after an anxiety attack.

Lately, I've been doing really well; I mostly get anxious in large crowds or when I'm around a lot of people. Yes, I know I have a lot of work to do and I promise I'm working on myself one day at a time. With all of that said I've been feeling and doing really well lately and I plan on re-inventing myself from here on out not only externally but internally as well.

On that note, I hope your week goes well and I pray that your wellbeing will be preserved.

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