Let it go-let your worries and fears float away
Anxiety is a thief. It steals your joy, clutters your mind, and is like a nagging annoying relative that follows you around wherever you go. In my own life I have missed more moments because I was living in a place of worry about something that never happened or that I had no control of even if it did. When I talk to clients about letting go of their worries they often say, “That’s easier said than done”. And they are right. The only way that I have even slightly begun to accomplish this is by releasing my worries to God. I remind myself that he was there at the beginning, is with me now, and knows the final outcome of the situation I am going through. I would like to share a technique with you that I share with my families. Letting go of fears and worries is not easy but it is possible with practice.
- Find a quiet place for you and your family to go to. I suggest that you create a space in the house for activities such as this one.
- Light a candle or an incense or diffuse an essential oil that calms you. I love Be Centered essential oil from Bed Bath and Beyond and it’s what I used when I had a physical office.
- Grab something soft like a favorite blanket or a squishmellow. Maybe purchase a warmie which is a stuffed animal that is infused with lavender and can be heated. My favorite is a small pillow that stays cool that I also bought at Bed Bath and Beyond.
- Close your eyes and take a few deep cleansing breaths breathing in for 5, holding for 5, and releasing the air from your lungs for 5
- When you are feeling relaxed visualize a beautiful blue sky filled with balloons with the longest strings you have ever seen on a balloon.
- Imagine lifting up your hand and grabbing one by the string
- While holding the balloon speak your fear into it. For example, my daddy is ill God. I have done all that I can to help take care of him to the best of my ability but the outcome is unpredictable. God I chose to release this worry to you today. To let it float up into the sky and to trust that you will take care of my daddy. I know that the outcome is yours to choose. You know what I am praying for, but I trust your character enough to trust any decision that you feel is the right one.
- You can pull as many balloons as you need to in one session, or just one. It is up to you.
- When you are done end with some deep cleansing breaths and open your eyes.