I’ve had some major curveballs thrown at me throughout my life like most people have! New relationships, broken relationships, loss of family members due to both death and horrible choices, I’ve left jobs, found plenty of new jobs, moved 8 times with more to come, lost friends, found new friends, switched schools multiple times, gone to college, left college, suffered a miscarriage, lived with a lot of debt, and now, have a baby on the way!
Life is crazy, and I think we can all agree with that. It can be amazing and sad and scary all at the same time, but when you have anxiety, those emotions can definitely be tenfold. The unknown is absolutely terrifying, but it is possible to make this ride enjoyable along the way!
I didn’t use to handle life very well, but over the last four or five months, something inside of me has calmed down and relaxed. Both my general anxiety and my relationship anxiety have decreased, and suddenly, life started to change for the better. I still feel a need to control at times, but once that need decreased and I just allowed life to happen, things began to improve. Here are a few of the things I’ve done:
- I learned about the law of attraction & applied it to my life
The law of attraction is something that I am so thankful for, and my life has truly changed since I’ve applied it to my life. When you have anxiety and depression, staying in that positive mindset can be really difficult, and at times, nearly impossible, and that’s okay. It gets easier as time goes on. As you practice more and see the awesome changes in your life, belief gets easier, and you manifest faster. You can read more about my experience with the law of attraction in these blog posts!
- I realized how exhausting it is to care SO MUCH
Anxiety is unbelievably exhausting, and honestly, I finally hit my breaking point where I was just too tired to try to control my life through anxiety anymore. That isn’t to say that I don’t still feel pangs of anxiety and have my rough days, but to live this way constantly… I kind of just gave up and it was definitely for the better. I know I can’t say “oh, just quit caring” because saying that to an anxious person makes them want to slap you, and I totally understand, but I want to be honest, and this was a huge turning point for me!
For example, I had a relationship that was struggling hard, some of it was due to him, but some of it was also because of my stressful and awful anxiety. Eventually, I just quit caring so much about all the trivial little things I used to care about before because I was just too damn tired. I was able to rekindle that relationship and allow things to just fall into place!
- I started using crystals to help with my manifestation
Crystals have changed my life! Currently, I have amethyst, rose quartz, pyrite, clear quartz, green aventurine, citrine, and moonstone. I have a new outlook and feeling of positivity and hope in my life. You can read about each individual crystal and how it’s changed my life in my latest series here!
- I remind myself that there’s always a rainbow
Something I’ve come to realize is that even though you can’t see the rainbow through the storm, there always is one. When something bad or negative does happen, I remind myself that it either wasn’t meant for me, or it just wasn’t the right time. There’s always a reason, and it’s for the better.
What major life changes have you dealt with in the past year?
How do you handle yours?