Yes. This is happening. Im going to use Sharknado to create a visual of that negative thought spiral we all fall into.
With depression, anxiety, or panic, we all tend to fall into this trap. Something happens. A bad phone call. A sad news story. A workout that didn’t go as well as hoped. Anything… and then suddenly that thought leads to another which leads to another which leads to another and IT STARTS:
You can feel the wind blowing inside. Your body starts telling you something is wrong. All these negative thoughts have caused a storm inside. he tornado alarms ring and your body starts to feel like something is wrong.
And whats worse… this tornado that is forming is about to pick up an ocean full of sharks.
Legs feel a bit heavy. Your head feels a bit hot. Suddenly breathing becomes a bit difficult. You feel dizzy… no wait! tired? No no thats not it, you feel intensely alert? No.. thats not it either… WHAT ARE YOU FEELING?
This confusion causes more bad thoughts. Suddenly you’re worrying about:
All the bad things in your life
How physical wrong everything feels
How Scared You Are
How Sad Your Are
How Confused You Are
And how much you dread life and wonder if things will get better
Now you’re fucked… that Sharknado is picking up full steam and is heading straight for you.
Oh yes this is happening. You’re inside of a massive Sharknado. Who can blame us for freaking out? Life is going to shit and fast!
Safety seems so impossible and so distant. How you could possible survive when you’re inside a tornado filled with sharks?
Well this is what we have to keep in mind:
WERE NOT DEAD YET
IF WERE GOING TO DIE ITS GOING TO HAPPEN NO MATTER WHAT SO LETS AT LEAST GO DOWN FIGHTING
AND FINALLY…WERE PROBABLY NOT ACTUALLY DYING
It is time for the finale of the film. Where our protagonist is confronted by a great white shark falling from the tornado… and what does he do?
He grabs a chainsaw and dives head first….into the sharks mouth. Yes it is scary but this is what we must do too!
I know its scary and I know it sounds insane BUT THINK ABOUT IT!
How many panic attacks have you had? How many days have you been so sad you couldn’t leave the house?
BUT HAVE WE DIED YET? HAS IT KILLED US YET? DONT YOU THINK IT WOULD HAVE KILLED US BY NOW?
Maybe its time to hold that chainsaw up and face our fears. its time to not let the panic and depression control our life. its time to take it back!
so what happens in the film?
He chainsaws right through the shark! And I think we shall too!
So if you’re life looks like this:
Perhaps its time you grabbed your chainsaw and prepared to fight… because what other options do we have?
Love your dear friend, The Dark Horse