Have you ever stepped into the shower, ready to enjoy a few relaxing minutes of warm water, and then spent the entire duration of your shower ruminating about something else?
I was herded along to a blood donation table where I laid down and got comfy. They stuck me with the needle and I watched myself drain into a plastic bag.
How in the world can I begin to dismiss the non-meaningful messages from my body and only focus on the meaningful ones? How can I even tell the difference?!
I understand that a rapid heartbeat is a normal part of panic. But it feels so abnormal and wrong. What if this is the one time where a medical emergency is presenting itself?
Instead of stopping, I'm going to try harder. After all, I really want to re-wire my brain and all of my negative thought patterns. Like, really. Like, I've-been-panicking-for-nearly-two-years-straight-now really.
I was honored to be chosen as this week's PA Live! Blog of the Week on WBRE-TV.
How do you cope with the sting of having a panic attack after a long period of panic-free living?
There's only one rule we're following here on Panic About Anxiety for National Poetry Month -- we're writing haiku. A haiku is a short & simple poem that's written 5-7-5 -- five syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the middle, and 5 syllables in the last line. That's it. The rest is up to you.
What do you have to say about anxiety? Can you work it into a haiku?