My anxiety doesn’t scare me anymore. I am used to it now. I’m fighting it.
Now I know how to live with it. It’s a part of my life. I put a name on my condition and it won’t stop me anymore.
My anxiety is not going to stop me from getting out of bed.
It is not going to stop me from having friends and a social life.
I am facing the world now. And no matter how hard it is, no matter how suffocating it can be, I am fighting it.
I am not going to stay in my bed all day just because I have anxiety. I am going to dress up, go out, and live my life to the fullest.
When someone asks me what’s the matter with me, what’s going on, I can put a name on my condition and say to them that I have anxiety. Yes, I have anxiety and it doesn’t scare me anymore.
I am not ashamed of getting my treatment—I’m reaching for help.
Anxiety is a part of my life and it took me a lot of time to accept it. Now I have the power to overcome this awful feeling. I’m literally fighting my worst enemy.
I’m facing my biggest fears, and now I know that anxiety cannot beat me. I am not afraid of my anxiety.
Sure, there are still bad times, but slowly I am learning how to deal with them and I am doing great. What I always remind myself of is that nothing lasts forever.
And I want everyone who suffers from anxiety to know that you can fight this too. You can overcome the fear, the shaking hands—believe me you can do this. I went through this and I am still going through this. But I am not scared anymore.
Everybody needs to find a way to learn how to live with it and get through it. I, for example, every day before going to work take a long walk through the park next to my apartment. It calms me and helps me canalized my emotions.
I also started to volunteer in a pet shelter because working with animals brings joy to me. When I find a forever home for a pet, there is nothing more satisfying to me. Animals are such thankful beings, and being surrounded by them shows me that there is still something good in this world.
And trust me, helping them also helps me. I found a purpose in my life.
Now I know that I am not useless, and I never was. My life means something and I am not alone. I found a way to live with my worst enemy, and now I can say that anxiety is not my worst enemy anymore—it is more someone I used to know and who sometimes stops by.
There will always be bad days, I know that. What I also know is that there will be more good days than bad ones. Way more. And when a bad day comes, I will know how to deal with it.
My anxiety didn’t disappear, I just learned how to face it. I know that I am bigger than my anxiety, and I will never let it take control of my life ever again.
Admitting you have a problem is hard, but unless you do that, you won’t learn how to deal with it. You shouldn’t be ashamed to ask for help. Anxiety is not something that goes away just like that, it takes a lot of effort and work to just reduce the number of anxiety attacks.
Stop worrying about what other people will say or how they will react to your condition. The only thing you should really be focusing on is your mental health. You are important and you matter.
Take care of yourself, stop building walls around you and instead let your loved ones help you. They may not know how to help you, but at least they will try and that’s what matters. Know that you are not alone, there are people who care for you, but they can’t unless you let them do that.
Trust me, it will get better… It will get easier and you will get through this.