There are times when I have to take a step back and just take a long deep breath. Calm myself, recollect my thoughts, avoid getting anxious, relax, think about my next step or a current situation.
During my senior year in college, I would get these small panic attacks when I was walking to school. I would have these swarming thoughts of questions: what would I do after graduating, where would I go, what will become of me and what I should do next. I would be hyperventilating at times from those questions I would ask myself. Sometimes it would get so bad that I would just sit down to catch my breath before class. I was scared that I did not have a plan for my future. I was overthinking everything. I decided to think positive and eventually, I stopped getting anxious.
One of the most important lessons I have learned in life is that you create your destiny. If I had let my fears stop me from moving forward then, would I be blogging at this moment? No, who know's where I would be. But because I took a step back, took a few deep breaths and moved ahead, I am here today. I am definitely nowhere near where I want to be in life but I am closer than I was yesterday.
"'What is the world's greatest lie?' the boy asked, completely surprised. 'It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That is the worlds greatest lie.'"- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.