When my anxiety comes back, I know a few things.
I know that I have a few options to help myself and lower those anxiety levels – that includes my mental wellness journals, deep breathing or meditation exercises, talking to someone I trust or turning to gratitude.
But there’s also one undeniable truth – no matter what you do, sometimes you just have to float with your anxiety.
It came, it’s there and there’s simply nothing you can do to get rid of it.
You have to be with your feelings and emotions until they simply burn out.
Trust me, I know how hard it is.
But there’s a way to ride it all out without losing your mind.
As strange as it may sound, allowing yourself to be anxious actually lowers your anxiety and worry really well!
I have learned this trick in therapy.
I found out that the more I try to stop my anxiety, the more I try to make it go away, the stronger it will get.
It’s like trying to tame down a fire by blowing on it – not only it doesn’t work – it makes it worse!
And to make it all easier for myself, I love to read this mindfulness script that helps you to accept your feelings and let them pass smoothly…
You can use this mindfulness script too!
Simply save this text (there’s a link at the bottom of this page) and meditate on it for a while whenever your anxiety feels out of control.
And don’t forget – you don’t really need to control it, even if simple measures like journaling don’t help… It’s okay to feel negative emotions and on the upside – they always pass.
So here it goes!
Calming Mindfulness Script For Anxiety
1. Recognize and allow
I feel (…..insert emotion name here…..).
There’s nothing wrong with it – it’s just an emotion or a feeling.
I allow myself to feel it.
I allow this emotion to overflow me.
I don’t have to be afraid of it.
I don’t have to stop it, but if I do some activities, it will pass sooner.
It is okay.
2. Be a watcher
I can simply be a watcher of this feeling.
I can spectate.
I can notice how it feels, what it does to me.
I don’t have to associate myself with it.
It is just a feeling, just an emotion.
Nothing more, nothing less.
I look at this feeling.
I notice where I feel it in my body.
I am not my emotions… I’m just a watcher of them.
These feelings are just like an ocean wave.
I can float on it until I reach the shore.
Or maybe they’re – a train that has to pass by.
Maybe they’re like little people that come in and out of a room in my head.
They stay here for a longer or shorter period of time… But they eventually leave.
3. Get back to the present
I bring my attention back to the present moment.
I notice what I hear, see, touch, smell.
I focus on my breath.
My breath is my anchor to the present moment.
4. Deal with the comebacks
I can feel emotions coming back.
It is okay.
This is just what feelings do – they are meant to be felt.
They sometimes come again and there’s nothing wrong with that.
I can simply notice and witness them again.
It’s just another wave.
And that’s it.
I hope you like this calming mindfulness script and find it helpful.
You can get it as a printable right here:
*Personal use only.
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