I no longer have to imagine the worst thing that could happen in the life of a mother-I know exactly how it feels.
And if I allow my heart to ponder that too often or too long, it consumes me.
So I am learning to take those anxious thoughts captive, learning to make them live in only a small corner of my mind instead of taking it over completely.
It takes effort and discipline, but it’s possible.
I don’t have to live the rest of my days a quivering mess…
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2 thoughts on “Grief Work: Dealing With Anxious Thoughts”
I like how you said, “take those anxious thoughts captive” because for me, I usually end up doing the opposite, thank you for this. Truly helpful post!
I try to follow this advice. The fear during this second year without Tara has caused me to overreact too much. It takes a lot of work to stay in the present moment. Appreciate you sharing your journey and the struggles that come with child loss. Sorry about the circumstances but so thankful for your words. Tara’s mom