Anxiety is something that all of us deal with on some level, and I happen to struggle with it a lot, whether other people ever realize it or not! I believe that feeling anxious is often (in part) a reflection of feeling that we are not in control. Therefore, I asked myself, "Why do I feel anxious today? And, "What do I feel that I don't have control over?"
Well, as I've written about time and time again, there's not much of anything that we truly have any "control" over in any area of life. All that we have any kind of control over is how we react to a situation that is right in front of us, right now. We must train ourselves to not worry or be anxious about the future, (which is unpredictable) and certainly not the past; (it's over, and never coming back!)
As I realized what it was that was making my anxious, (certain relationship anxieties, acting career unknowns, etc.) But then, I stopped myself. I honestly just stood up, went over to the window and watched the rising sun. It was so beautiful and warm. And it was big, and bright. It helped me to remember how small I am as a person in this big world. And it helped to remind me how so much is out of our control.
But it also reminded me that I can make a big difference by simply getting up, facing my anxieties, and just keep moving forward! Whether we like it or not, the sun is going to rise and set, and it is what we do during that day that we have a small element of control over. So, do the best you can every day, and most importantly, be good to yourself and everyone around you!
And smile more often! :)