Saturday, April 14, 2018
This too shall pass...eventually
This is Spring in Minnesota today. Hail, ice, and snow--lots of snow. It is reminding me of one of the hardest things about panic attacks. You know that the feelings will pass, but when you are in the midst of a full blown panic attack, seconds seem like hours. The strange thing is that the more you try to push those feelings away, the worse they get.
Most of us here in Minnesota are really sick of this winter weather. Yes, we are crabby. But, that will not make it go away. We cannot control the weather.
I have decided it is okay to be crabby today. It is okay to feel whatever I feel. With that, however, I can still go about my day. The weather will not stop me from breathing and living. Maybe today will be a practice in mindfulness. I can be here right now and just feel everything I feel and not judge it. Yes, it is "uncomfortable". I would rather be out in the yard getting ready for warmer weather ahead.
But, I do know that this will pass...eventually.