(Inside: When anxiety hits, this is what you can do to help get you through. Anxiety is a beast, but you can find tools to help.)
Anxiety will break like a fever.
But here’s the thing that I’ve learned: if you hang on, anxiety will break like a fever.
However, in the meantime, you’ve got to do something to distract your brain. Your mind is not going to think logically anyway, so this is not the time to make decisions: it’s the time to wait for the fever to break…
You will feel shaky and yucky the entire time but ignore the brain mess anyway. Remember, you’re not trying to be awesome, you’re just trying to get through.
Who knows what makes that happen? Maybe comforting words, or the realization you get through the “worst-case scenario,” or your body embraced the long walk. But anxiety exhales. Then your brain is ready to process, understand, and figure out your next step.
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Cheryl is a mom of 3 boys, wife, speaker, high school teacher, and author of Empowered Moms & Kids. She has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is passionate about learning and teaching. On www.empoweredmomsandkids.com you’ll find inspiration and encouragement for moms raising tweens and/or teens. Read more in the “about” section of this page.