Dear Queen, Anxiety Attacks are real...
It was June 2nd, 2019. I had been feeling overwhelmed for sometime, however, I continued to put on a mask as if everything was ok.
I work a full-time job, run a women empowerment organization, director of a women's dance team, two dogs, relationship of 5 years.
What more could someone ask for...right?
Mentally, I really believed I had it together. I had committed to working on myself and being a positive influence on the women around me.
But on June 2nd, all those things came to a roaring head. I felt short of breath, emotional, angry, frustrated, sad...all at the same time.
One thing triggered my ...very...first...anxiety...attack.
It was the scariest moment of my life. I was screaming, crying on the floor in my bedroom....it was so bad my neighbors had to call security to come up and check on me. To go through this alone, made me realize that mental health is just as important as physical health.
Knowing your triggers, realizing when those feelings start to overwhelm you and have an action plan in place to insure things don't escalate.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I know I am not the only one who experiences these.
We,as women, never talk about it....we never discuss it, therefore we often feel alone.
Secluded, scared, and ashamed.
Especially when we place unrealistic expectations on ourselves.
Queens, I encourage you to spend time taking care of your mental health. Meditation, group sessions, therapy, TAKE CARE OF YOU.
STOP with the unrealistic expectations, STOP trying to please everyone, STOP trying to be perfect, it will bring on pressure that is unwanted.
There is only ONE you, take care of yourself first.
Thank you for letting me share my story with you.