Whenever I feel my stress levels rising or an anxiety attack creeping up on me (sometimes I don’t realize I’m having an anxiety attack until it hits me out of know where and I have trouble breathing) I write down my thoughts and feeling in my notebook to help me cope with it a little better. Since I have a responsibility as a mother I personal can’t allow myself to be crippled by my anxiety attacks because my children still need me. Some days are better than others and I do have my bad days where my husband will have to step in to help. It’s hard to talk about anxiety or panic attacks to others that may not understand or never experienced them. I’ve had these things since I was little and I don’t feel comfortable talking to people about it because I’m not looking for a solution or seeking their sympathy, I just want to vent and get it out so I usually turn to pray and journaling my thoughts out or just finding a quite place to focus on the quite and just breath.
Doing this comic has been a great outlet to write a little about different things that have been trapped inside my heart for a while and I hope that this story will be able to help encourage or be a release for others going through what I’ve gone through.
You’re not broken because you have anxiety attacks. You’re human, you’re not alone and you are loved, be kind to yourself and allow yourself to stand strong and ride through the wave until it passes. You got this <3