Situations, relationships and compulsive thoughts are likely to trigger your anxiety. Chances are you find it hard to calm down after you've felt upset, and you may struggle to build strong relationships. It is also likely you fixate on the past and or future, causing a heightened anxiety. Don't worry – there are plenty of ways that you can build your mindfullness, starting now.
If you find yourself compulsively fixating on the past I want you to recite this affirmation back to yourself daily, "My past self does not determine my present or future self." Remember the past has hold over you only as much as you allow it. Take a deep breathe and recognize each day as new, with the opportunity to grow and better yourself.
If it is the future that has you rooted in anxiety, repeat the following; "I will not stress over things I cannot control or change. God has a plan in store for me, I give Him my worries and fears and pray for guidance and patience during the wait."
You possess the ability to live in the moment for the most part but face your fair share of days filled with worry. A situation, relationship, or memory may cause slight discomfort and anxiety, however you are more aware of your thoughts then most and catch them before they snowball.
No matter your ability to cope with anxiety and stress, everyone can better themselves in the act of self-care. Remember to be kind to yourself and repeat this affirmation; "I am not perfect, nor is anyone. I will use my past mistakes to better myself and learn, taking total control of my actions and thoughts."
Great! You're a pro at practicing mindfulness in everyday life.
You have great relationships, and you probably find that people approach you for advice. However, when so many people admire your people skills, it's easy to lose sight of your own needs. Repeat this affirmation over your life; "While others seek advice, I mustn't loose sight of my own needs. Today I will perform one task that places my needs first (be that a 30 minute workout, scripture, journaling, taking a bath, etc.). I will remember that for me to pour into others, I must first pour into myself."