I’m ‘on hold’.

Pursed lips.


Wasting my time.

There’s music in my ear…  endless… mindless..

‘Your call is in a queue and will be answered as soon as one of our advisors…blah, blah, blah…’

I breathe deeply.

Lower my shoulders a little.

I stop pacing.

Phone pressed to my ear I gaze out of the window, waiting, waiting

And then I feel it…the cool breeze, soothing, compassionate.

Wysteria leaves seem to rustle in time to the  music.

A plane drones in the distance. 

A bee fizzes on the window sill.

I look out at my poppies…

blooming brilliantly red against the yellowing grass, 

bringing a smile to my face

and a calmness to my mind.


‘Can I help you?’

It’s Louise from customer services.

And I smile confidently and calmly down the phone.

No longer on hold…


When you’re anxious and  you can’t change what you’re anxious about,

change your attitude to it…


Filed under persistence, progress, realistic, success

2 responses to “Anxious?

  1. I like your take on anxiety

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