The one thing I do that helps me tremendously when I feel anxiety or stress is reminisce. I begin recalling the past times I've felt defeated and how I overcame each time.
It seems like whenever a stressful problem arises, I initially began to act brand new like I hadn't made it through anything. Then I stop myself and say, "Girl did you forget about that time when blah blah blah happened.....and you thought it was the end but things suddenly turned around?" Reminding myself of how I knocked down hurdles in the past gives me the courage to face any present opposition with confidence.
The one thing that usually stresses us out in situations is uncertainty. Not knowing how things will pan out can literally make us crazy. But we must remember there were times in the past when we didn't know how we were going to overcome a tough situation - but we did. The next time you find yourself tripping over your current status, think back to the stressful times you made it through, and I guarantee you'll feel a glimmer of hope.
Peace and Blessings,
- Samjah Iman