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Nadine Wong

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Some days are harder than most. Is there something you do (or think about) to get you through those tougher days?

February 9, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Daniela Menniti

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I keep a note on my mobile phone called Love Letters. It’s a compilation of positive messages that I have received; they are things that make me feel appreciated and loved. If a friend’s text message makes me smile or someone’s comment boosts my confidence, I add it to my list. On days that I’m not feeling great, I read through my Love Letters as a reminder that lots of love surrounds me, despite how I may be feeling at that very moment.

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February 16, 2015 at 12:07 am

Navi

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When I start feeling really anxious, I start by taking really deep breaths. I breathe in for a count of 4, hold my breath for a count of 7 and then breathe out for a count of 8. I also imagine that my feet have roots that go deep into the ground so that nothing can shake me. Then I try to be compassionate towards myself. My first thoughts before would have been to get down on myself and feel guilty for even allowing myself to get that anxious. Now I just try to think positive and try to remind myself of all the things that make me a great person. My thoughts before would have been along the lines of “I’m so messed up,” “I suck,” “Why would anyone want to be with me when I get anxious like this?” “It’s not even a big deal,” “I can’t handle this.” etc. Now I tell myself “It’s okay to feel anxious,” “I’m still a great person to be around,” “I’m loveable the way I am because of x, y, z qualities that I have.” This way I’m less likely to dwell on the anxiety and it passes quicker without me feeling like crap about myself on top of the anxiety. Every time I manage to do this, I feel proud of myself and I get more confident about being able to cope the next time I’m really anxious. I also tend to google everything I’m feeling so I’ll google “feeling really anxious” on my phone or something similar based on how I’m feeling and just read like every website or blog post that I can find. I’m not sure why I do this so often but I think maybe it helps to know I’m not the only one in that moment.

July 12, 2015 at 7:43 pm

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