A couple of months ago, I bit down on a Werther’s Original Chewy Caramel and my entire dental bridge came out. At that moment, my mind became anxious and started to run with the scenarios of major dental work and cost. And for those who know me well, know how much I hate dental work.
But then, a sense of peace came over me and I said, “I can get through this, no matter what. God is good and He made me well.”
In the 24 hours before my appointment, every time my mind went to an anxious state, I repeated it. I saw the dentist and he re-cemented the bridge back on. He said it may come out again, but it won’t be anything drastic to fix.
I bring all this up because if this happened even a year ago, I would have had several panic attacks and insomnia. The worry would have affected my mood. Physically, I would have had heartburn or an I.B.S attack. A total, hot mess.
I encourage anyone suffering from anxiety and depression, if you actively work at self-care/therapy, things do change. You may not notice a change right away, but one day something that used to upset or worry you, just won’t anymore. Some things may feel uncomfortable but livable.
Keep up the work and remain faithful. You deserve to be well!