okay so here is my story, I have had anxiety for um maybe fifteen years. I have had the worst panic attacks for no reason. At one point I could barely leave the house. I wouldn't travel, wouldnt date, wouldn't talk about it, wouldnt admit I had a problem, wouldn't go out, wouldn't get the job I wanted. Anxiety has made me miss out on so many things. It has brought me into complete depression over and over. I have lost weight, got sick, got hurt, cried, freaked out, lost people I love by hiding it, I have done it all. I am mad I am mad at the anxiety. It is such a waste of life. I should be enjoying every bit of it instead I worry constantly about having anxiety attack. Well I am just tired of dealing with it. I have learned that it is the fear of havig an anxiety attack that cause most of the problems almost all of the time it causes one to happen. Okay so what is worst case senerio that an anxiety attack happens. I feel sick and feel like I can't breath, my throat feels like it is closing up. Okay well it will not kill me. I have had to go through it a million times, and always made it out fine. Seriously I could remember maybe a hundred bad bad anxiety attacks, but out of the hundred I made it through everyone. Ok so everyone freaks out that they might pass out and be alone. First of all that is highly unlikely. You pass out because not enough blood goes to your head, but when you have an anxiety attack blood rushes everywhere that is why you get tingly. And what if you pass out, your body will take over and breath for you. I seriously could probably point out an anxiety attack really good, but I have sat next to a friend that told me later that they had one and I had no idea. People think that they are going to go crazy, but has anyone ever gone crazy. And how many of our friends can we laugh at and bring us good time that they go crazy and we can laugh with them. You have to just laugh at yourself. You can not be hard on yourself. Okay sometimes I freak out that I am not going to be able to end this panic attack, but I have ended a hundred and your body always takes over and calms us down. Our body is smarter than we are. I am just saying that I have done some thinking and I have got through so many things that I was in complete fear of. And I still have a couple of things I have to work on. But they way I am going to think about it, is the faster I do something and the more often the less I will fear it. Haven't you heard the only way to get over a fear is to do it. Seriously that makes sense. I guess the mentality that we have to have is not to fear the anxiety to just say so what if it happens, I will deal, it is not the end of the world. So my challenge today for everyone is to write what step they are going to do today to overcome anxiety. It can be a baby step, like something small, but make the step and lets all fight this together. There is no reason for us to live in fear anymore. And I know some of yall will say easier said than done, and trust me I know that, but lets take back our control on our life. Everyone on here is a team and we are all supporting each other and fighting to make this better. When you do something that causes anxiety and you get anxious be like oh yah I am anxiety but excited to do this. And weather you had an anxiety attack or not at least you did it and next time it will be easier. So what are you going to do today that helps end this anxiety epedimic?
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