Here are my 5 favorite mini mantras to help cope with anxiety and panic when they show up
1~ This is only anxiety. It can't hurt me.
2~ Even though it may feel like it, I'm not in actual danger.
3~ As I breathe, this will pass.
4~ I release this feeling to the universe and trust that everything will be ok
5~ I'm in charge and my anxiety doesn't rule me
I call on these mantras when I'm feeling stressed out, if I feel panic start to rise or if I find myself dealing with a situation that feels overwhelming.
Mantras are a great way to work through anxiety because they do two things for us- they stop our minds from spinning out of control by giving us something to focus on (which releases anxiety's grip on us) and brings us back to the present moment (which is helpful when anxiety riddles us with 'what if' thinking and future freaking).
Write these down and put them where you can see them! Tape them to the bathroom mirror, hang them on the refrigerator or keep them folded up on a piece of paper in your wallet.
Pick one that feels good for you, or create your own!, and use it when you start to feel that all too familiar feeling of stress or tension.