Freedom From Anxiety- Pursuing the Present

I follow many inspirational pages on IG, because every now and then I get something I didn’t even know I needed. The quote shared came from one of those times. You can follow Brown Girls Who Write here.

I’ve been battling myself alllllll month. I’ve been reacting versus responding. I’ve been hard on myself…I’ve been doubting myself and it all stems from my past.

There are so many people who say they have no regrets. Well…I am not one of those people. I’ve written before about coparenting and how to do that successfully, but that’s with a parent that respects your role in the shared child’s life.

What if you don’t have that? Well it makes life a bit more complicated. I like to have things all tidy and wrapped in a bow, but in reality that’s not how life works. It makes it hard because I’m left to try and answer questions my son has that I can’t and I’m always left with did I make the right decision/am I making the right decision… but I can’t change my past. I knew I would be a single mother when I found out in 2009 that I was pregnant. I just did not know what that would mean for my son. Yes, I’ve married and have created a beautiful life for both my son and myself but there’s always this elephant in the room.

I decided to let my past be the lesson and pursue peace in my present.

I forgive myself for making decisions when I wasn’t healthy and whole. Those decisions have given me both my greatest joy and greatest challenge.

How do you find freedom from anxiety- stop worrying about the future and focus on the present. One day at a time, one problem at a time. Many times anxiety comes from feeling like we have to have the answers to all problems today not so. Prioritize what you can and let go of the rest.

Matthew 6:34
International Version
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

2 thoughts on “Freedom From Anxiety- Pursuing the Present

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  2. Oh am touch by this post. this blew me away. Thank you for taking the time to share these write up through these words.

    These words are painted in truth, experience and perspective. I especially love how you started it and how you ended the write up. Beautifully written and as I read through again on each line I was amazed . Each word you used are true and reflective of my personal encounter with people .

    This produced a smile on my tired face after a long day. You’re appreciated.

    You are welcome

    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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