Ugh Anxiety


Simple things about anxiety we should know.

  1. Not all anxiety is negative – Everyone occasionally experiences anxiety, which is a common response to stress. Anxiety is not the problem; the problem is when anxiety persists and is present all the time. The objective while dealing with anxiety is to learn how to control your triggers so that you feel anxiety less frequently and with less ferocity.
  2. It isn’t simply “all in your head” – Anxiety is brought on by a chemical imbalance of neurotransmitters and hormones, and since your body and mind have become accustomed to surviving on such low amounts of pleasant chemicals (which really make you happy), your brain is always trapped in fight-or-flight mode. It’s not your fault, and you can’t just “snap out of it.” I would be a wealthy if I had a quarter for every time I or someone else said that anxiety is all in my brain. Trying to continuously legitimise your issues to everyone is terrible, taxing, and frustrating, but anxiety is real, and I understand because I’ve been there. Never let anybody tell you that your anxiety is unfounded.
  3. Taking prescribed medications doesn’t make you weak. Building on the last point, taking prescription medications for anxiety is just as valid as using crutches to relieve pressure on a broken ankle because they can give your mind and body the happy hormones that they are lacking. It’s acceptable to use prescription anxiety drugs to ease the stress of your recovery process.
  4. There are MANY various shapes and forms available – Anxiety is not a “one size fits all” condition. Both all areas of a person’s life and just parts of them may be impacted by anxiety at different times. There are many various types of anxiety (such as social anxiety, specific phobias, generalised anxiety, panic, OCD, and PSTD), and each of these types of anxiety can vary greatly from the others. In addition, your anxiousness shouldn’t have a particular appearance or sensation. It would be hard to classify the various physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of anxiety into those that you should or shouldn’t be experiencing.
  5. Your doctor or psychiatrist might help – I know how simple it might be to start Googling all your symptoms and attempting to discover the solutions/treatments for your anxiety, but trust me, it’ll simply take you down a rabbit hole of landing on all the Wrong answers. The best thing you can do for yourself is to visit your doctor or psychiatrist (as intimidating, humiliating, and shameful as it may feel) and talk to them about your worries rather than reading a Wikipedia article that Jane Doe wrote in 10th grade about anxiety symptoms she observed in a ’80s soap opera (see where I’m going with this)?
  6. Recovery requires time – The most crucial thing to keep in mind is probably that mending takes time. Even while it would be fantastic, it isn’t practical to wake up one morning with no tension at all. Due to individual differences, each person’s healing process will be unique in both appearance and experience. It took me years of battling, attempting, and doing everything incorrectly before I figured out the ins and outs of how to recognise, control, and treat my anxiety’s symptoms. It could take you a lot less time to overcome than it took for me, but it’s crucial to remember that everyone’s journey is unique.
  7. It does not determine your value – There is more to you than simply your worry. Just as anxiety doesn’t define your skills, it also doesn’t define your impairments. The opposite of being your biggest liability, anxiety may really become your biggest benefit IF you let it. I was never more resilient, bold, productive, or organised than I am now, thanks to the realisation that anxiety is my superpower.
  8. It can be treated – You DON’T have to accept a life that always makes you feel defeated if you want to conquer your anxiety difficulties. Sometimes all it takes to get over a challenge is one brief chat, but conquering anxiety starts with one tiny move in the correct direction. Even though there may be many days when you feel isolated and as like no one understands, there are MANY incredible therapists, counsellors, anxiety coaches, and/or mentors who would be delighted to see you succeed and who are encouraging you to persist DESPITE your anxiety. It doesn’t make you weak, broken, or damaged to ask for assistance when you need it along the journey even when you already possess all you require to conquer your obstacles.

I have faith that you can succeed in this.

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