The Benefits of an Anxiety Attack Checklist

We can combat our panic by gaining control where possible.

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It means naming every paper tiger I’m chasing and putting it back in its cage. It requires breaking down something that keeps us up at night and creating an actionable plan that results in us being able to look at what we’ve done about it and reassure ourselves.

Knowing I don’t have a money tree in my yard and $5k would be a disaster, I have lost hours of sleep lying in bed listening to the air conditioner, convinced that today would find me in sweaty financial ruin.

I sincerely doubt I am the only person that has gotten up at 2am and flossed their teeth thinking it would buy them three, maybe four, more days with their teeth fully intact before they all spontaneously fell out.

Remember that you can’t control everything and that’s not the point. The point is that there are things you can control. It’s just a matter of giving yourself a chance to see them and then acting on them when you’re feeling well again.

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