How do you cope with anxiety? What do I know about you that you might not even know yourself? What advice can I offer you?
Today’s post is going to be a little different to the usual posts. I’ve felt the need to write this to give you an insight into how I work, but also to show you that I understand.
You see, anxiety is an ugly condition that can consume you. Sometimes it is so subtle you don’t even know it.
Lots of us spend years telling yourselves that we’re just being stupid. Can you relate!?
Well today, I’m going to tell you some truths. These are truths that I’ve come to realise about you, the one reading this right now. I’m very much like you, you know.
I’ve been where you are, still feel like you do sometimes, and have come out of the other end.
So I want you to save this for whenever you feel down or anxious.
Use it as a way of bringing you back to the present. Maybe a family member or friend might find it useful. You never know!
But mostly, the aim of today’s blog post is to inspire, motivate and encourage you. You can be who you want to be and don’t let anything stop you back. Okay?
Oh, and did I tell you there is a FREE printable with this blog post? Just click the button below!
You are stronger than you think you are
Anxiety is powerful. It is always there and it is a constant battle fighting it. The problem with anxiety, though, is that you can’t just get rid of your brain! Your brain is what allows anxiety to bubble up.
That means that you are much stronger than you think you are. The thing with mental health is that you need it. Just like physical health. You need both to be well. Fighting it away requires courage,
So, you are strong. I want you to believe this as much as I believe you are.
Strength is fighting constant invisible battles with your brain. Strength is pulling your body out of bed in the morning when the last thing you want to do is face the world.
Strength, my friend, is what you have.
Your self-doubt won’t always be crippling
Believe it or not, but I mean this.
Anxiety has a way of creeping underneath your skin. It makes you question every action and decision. It makes you wonder whether your partner still loves you. Heck, it makes you wonder whether they can still put up with you.
You have probably felt the worst self-doubt. More than most, too.
It stops you from reaching for those dreams of yours. It might still stop you again. But you have to know that it won’t always be like this.
You will learn to truth your instincts and feelings. You might doubt it now, but I promise you, that will change.
You’ll realise that you aren’t always at the mercy of your anxiety. One day, your anxiety will be at the mercy of you.
You will figure out what works for you, eventually
The dying question that you are wanting to know the answer to might be whether you go natural or medicated.
It’s a tough decision. It’s one you shouldn’t take lightly either.
You will read/have already read a lot about the benefits of each. You’ll probably be an expert by the end of it.
But that still doesn’t mean you’re not in two minds about them. Maybe you feel like you need more help.
Just remember that you will figure things out. You might not think it right now, but you will. I’m not promising you the world, I am promising you that all of this will take time.
You are powerful yet endearing
The great thing about people with anxiety is that they seem to find each other. It’s almost like a sixth sense. You will find others like you and they may end up becoming the best of friends.
You are powerful, yet will have great friends around you.
You will ensure that they have the best life they can have, and probably put you at the back.
That is an endearing yet crushing quality sometimes.
You make a great friend and supportive family member. You are a wonderful human being and you need to consider this possibility.
You feel great empathy towards others
As well as being endearing, you can feel others very well. You are probably a great judge of character.
This means that you have time for others and will always be there for them.
You really are a great person to have around. People just need to realise this and respect your need for privacy sometimes.
Why not use this empathy for your benefit? You could make a great doctor, nurse or teacher. You could also be a support worker, life coach or personal development coach.
All of these careers are not out of your reach. The reason why you are so empathetic is because you understand.
Turn this understanding into a career and you might end up never hating work again.
Maybe you could even start a blog? Could you use your experience as a way of inspiring others? It’ll help you focus, use the skills you already have, and help people.
Practising gratitude will help as you always focus on the negative!
Anxiety has a way of making you focus on the negative things in life. Sometimes you need a bit of help bringing you back to the positive.
Learning to acknowledge the good things in life will aid you in your journey to overcoming it.
You should download the printable that comes with this post. It’ll help you spend time on what you know about right now. It’ll help you bring back the focus on your life.
It might be good to print out this sheet and stick is somewhere you frequent often. You could pop it somewhere like the bathroom or kitchen.
Just as long as it helps you remember that you do have good things in your life right now.
You might find it difficult to consider the positive to start off with, but there will be good things sprinkled in there somewhere.
Click on the button below to download your worksheet:
Well, that’s it for today! I hope this has given you a little insight into how great you actually are. Get the printable too to keep you on the road to positivity.