Even The Roughest Of Storms And The Worst Of Days Pass
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Even The Roughest Of Storms And The Worst Of Days Pass

This, too, shall pass.

Even The Roughest Of Storms And The Worst Of Days Pass

Life is always changing. Every day you wake up is a new day filled with new experiences, new people, new places, new everything. Some days are really really good and some days are really really bad and other days are in between. There is rarely something constant in a person’s life. Sure, your job is usually the same, along with your friends, family, and house, but other than that every day brings something new, whether it be good or bad.

When I was younger, my mom took meditation classes and one day she came home and told me about something about having an anchor in your life. When you think of the word anchor you think of a ship and how the anchor is what's keeping the ship afloat and stops it from sinking. No matter the size of the boat, there is always an anchor keeping it from going down. I remember my mom explaining it to me and telling me about hers, but it wasn’t until I got older that I truly appreciated the meaning behind it and discovered my own anchor.

I think everyone has anxiety in one way or another. Whether it is mild or severe, everyone suffers from it. Most people think of anxiety as a fancy term for being nervous and worried but that’s a different article for a different day. My anxiety sort of took over my life my junior year of high school. It stopped me from leaving my house and going out with my friends. It stopped me from answering and asking questions in class. I was too scared to talk about it, to think about, or to even deal with it at all. I found comfort in being alone away from family and friends.

One day, I found myself scrolling through twitter and saw a quote that really stuck out to me. It was only four simple words; this too shall pass. I had finally found my anchor. The quote truly opened my eyes, as silly and as cheesy as it sounds it honestly changed the way I dealt with my anxiety and challenges in life in general. If you think about it in a general sense, even the roughest of storms pass and even the worst of your days pass.

Change, loss, worry, and heartbreak are inevitable in life. Those things are going to happen to you whether you like it or not. When a boy breaks your heart, sure it's going to hurt like hell but the hurt will pass and you will move on to bigger and better things. When you have a big exam coming up and all you can do is stress and study for hours upon hours, just know know that this too shall pass.

One of my favorite shows to watch on Netflix, is “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and she said something one episode that I think about every single time I am feeling anxious, stressed, or am just having a bad day, “You can stand anything for 10 seconds.” It is so true! Take your change, loss, worry, anxiety, and heartbreak in 10 second increments and remember this too shall pass.

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