Portia (my eldest daughter) got some strange spots come out all over her body. As a first time parent you think that everything is going to kill your child. Your biggest day to day fear is that they have stopped breathing or something is wrong. Thus you live in a world of permanent anxiety. I would wake up at night and check that she was still breathing at least 3 to 4 times a night.
We decided that we should take her to the doctor. We walked into his office and we showed him the spots. He saw 2 super anxious new parents and he gave us some personal advice.
He asked us the following questions:
- Is she eating?
- Is she pooping?
- Is she Sleeping?
We answered yes to all 3.
He then said, “If something was majorly wrong, all 3 of those things wouldnt be happening.” He then pleasantly told us to leave.
I felt so much relief.
How to cure your own Anxiety
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you eating?
- Can you take a Shit?
- Can you Sleep?
If you answered yes to all 3.
Everything is fine.
What you are thinking about is actually just a waste of time.
Get back to doing what you want to do and stop wasting time.
You will look back on what you are going through in 1 years time and laugh. Its going to be a funny joke to yourself all the activities and things you did when you were anxious.