When examined at a micro level, any one event in 2020 could send anxiety skyrocketing, let alone all of these events piling one on top of the other. Talk about an anxiety ball lodged in the pit of your stomach.
Sure, we could curl up and wait for the madness to inch by at a glacial pace while the ball grows and grows. Or we could take control of the ball—why not make it a Ball? Tell the anxiety monsters this is our party.
But how do you do that? Do you focus on only what you can control? Tell yourself not to go too far into hypotheticals? Keep a gratitude journal to remind yourself what you’re grateful for each day? Or just look at your dog and smile while telling him how handsome he is?
(I try to do this last one at least 10 minutes/day because just look at that handsome and calming face.)
Let’s all get together in the comments to make this Ball ours. We can work on our adult coloring books or go on long walks while listening to our favorite podcast. It’ll be the best kind of 2020 party—one where we’re all miles away and you don’t even have to see another human if you don’t want to.
What’s your anti-anxiety party trick?
P.S. Judgment is not invited. Don’t try to bring him/her, or you’ll be turned away at the door.