Yesterday I worked in the hospital because I am nurse. I drove home. Before I got in the care I checked facebook and saw a post of 2 young people that are maried a couple of months ago and announce there pregnancy. I felt so jealous.. Because I have no boyfriend and see lots of friends getting relationships, getting maried or getting kids. I just felt so sad for myself. I got in the car and started my drove home. Out of nowhere I started crying, feeling God’s amazing peace. Feeling His wisdom flowing in. Feeling the peace to be okay in this season of my life. It’s my time to sow not to harvest. It’s my job to listen to Him. His voice is life. Hearing His breath of life. Learning to be obedient. To dare, to trust. O How He Loves Us!
• If you feel like you’re disassociating, try counting your fingers or looking at your finger whorls. Remember that they are unique to you, that you are real.
• If you are having a panic attack:
1: Ground yourself to reality with something familiar like a keychain or even pictures of something on your phone. [Cats and dogs are good.] Also, do not trust everything your mind/body is telling you right now. Thoughts like, ‘i’m going to die’, ‘everyone is leaving me’, ‘everyone hates me’, are a part of the panic, try not to linger on them, because they will only make it worse.
2: Find a space that feels the safest for you, and stay there.
3: Take slow, deep breaths. After breathing in, hold it for a few seconds before breathing out.
4: Stimulate your mind with something simple, and not stressful. Tap your fingers, re-read nice messages from someone, play a game one your phone that doesn’t require any thought or is timed.
5: You are doing a really good job. You don’t have to feel embarrassed. You are not alone. You are strong.
• Have you spoken today?
• Don’t feel guilty for feeling upset, you’re allowed to.
• Did you brush your teeth?
• If someone’s misgendered you today, and you’re out, correct them if you can.
• You don’t always have to be brave. You can hide today, if that’s what you need.
• Take a deep breath.
• If you’re wearing a binder, raise your arms and take several deep breaths. Cough to clear your lungs.
• Don’t be afraid, you’re not alone.
• If you’ve been sitting a while, stand up and stretch.