Letter #71

Content Warnings: Anxiety, Panic/Panic Attack.


Dear friend,


I don’t know where you are in your journey to healing, but there is something I’ve been practicing recently that has helped me a lot that I want to share with you all.


Now, I am someone who struggles with chronic overthinking. I mean, I overthink about overthinking. I create every worst case scenario possible in a given situation, and convince myself that it’s somehow gonna come true. I’m aware that I’m catastrophizing, and that it’s holding back my recovery progress, so I then beat myself up for overthinking in the first place. It’s like being on a ferris wheel that never stops. 


In moments of panic, when my mind is everywhere but the present moment, I tell myself this:


“There isn’t much I can control except the present moment, and that’s okay.”


There is something strangely liberating about not having to care so much about the worries of the past and anxieties of the future and just giving yourself permission to simply exist. For those of you who also have a tendency to overthink, I encourage you to practice letting go. You will see a significant improvement in your overall mental state.




A friend


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