Activity To Reduce Anxiety: Let it go-let your worries and fears float away


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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  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.
  6. Imagine lifting up your hand and grabbing one by the string
  7. 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.
  8. You can pull as many balloons as you need to in one session, or just one. It is up to you.
  9. When you are done end with some deep cleansing breaths and open your eyes.

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