Let’s put a little picture in your head: Beautiful, sunny day. Walking in Central Park, the wind is just enough to make the weather utterly perfect. You’re walking with a significant other/friend/family member/pet, with nowhere to be, no obligations for the entire day. Someone walking past you notes how happy you and your significant other/friend/family member/pet look, and it just makes you that much happier!
You come home from a fantastic evening- maybe you went and saw a movie, maybe you ate dinner at your favorite restaurant. The world is right, everything is great.
Once you get inside, you check your Facebook/email/whatever, and you get a message. And this message contains the one thing you just can’t deal with. At least not on your own. It gives you a panick attack, you’re breathing is short, and passing out seems like the most viable option.
WHAT IS UP WITH THESE CURVEBALLS?! Perfection is impossible, at least for us humans, and the moment we think we’ve hit that high, BAM, we’re back down a peg (or five).
It’s slightly humbling, but more than anything, annoying. Because you made an attempt to fixate on the good, so why is it that this bad thing has now happened? Why is it now your problem?
I feel this way sometimes. And I get really freaked out and start worrying about every possibly scenario that could ever possibly happen in that situation.
Taking a few deep breaths doesn’t do it for me. I’m not a “take one day at a time” kind of person.
But I do realize that I’m not the only that feels this way, and I think maybe it’s OK to bring it up to my people that care about me? Sometimes this just lets out a little of the anxiety/worry/frustration.
Maybe, what the world needs now, is
love panick attack hotlines? Do they have one of those? I vote that we should.