Today’s topic is “Got Anxiety?” We all have anxiety in our daily lives. All of us suffer from selective anxiety - anxiety that only appears in specific moments. There are moments, even if they are brief, of laughter, of feeling hopeful about the future, brief moments of happiness, of connection with others, brief moments of love and feeing good. It's certainly not a conscious selection, rather something that comes about with triggers, and from a lifetime of conditioned thoughts. I can only be happy if x y z occurs in my life" Having rules like I can only be happy if... will always ensure unhappiness, because LIFE will always throw challenges and obstacles your way. Keeping this in mind, you then can understand on an intellectual level, that depression and anxiety does not have to be permanent. You can figure out why you feel down, by learning about how your brain works, how your mind works, and you can direct it to something that feels much better long term. Comparison is another big issue, especially these days with the increase in social media and the amazing revelation of filters. Filters that make you look like a supermodel in one swipe, but also the filters many apply to their lives, like exaggerating everything in their life to make themselves look bigger and better and leaving out all the negative things that are really causing them pain. The happiest people on earth do not compare themselves to others. Ever. They run their own race, and they are happy for all others to run theirs in their own time and their own way. Happy people don't have the best of everything... they MAKE the best of everything. Things will never work out as planned. This is life, not a movie. How you respond to how things work out will determine the quality of your life.So today, if you feel anxious, take time to practice some breathing exercises. Find ways to clear your mind from the stress and find a spot where you feel calm. Often times, the ideas and decisions we make while anxious are not the best solution. So find a state of peace before acting and see if that will help. And, as always, DMs are open. Love you all!