To be honest, I believe most people do experience some level of anxiety. And from personal experience, I can admit, it's not easy to deal with at times.
For most of my life, I'd find myself nervous or anxious a lot.
I always heard the term thrown around loosely but I was never quite sure if that prognosis applied to me.
Turns out, after a ton of research and speaking with professionals I'd developed a predisposition to anxiety as a result of not learning how to properly deal with hard life situations.
What is Anxiety?
noun: anxiety; plural noun: anxieties
- a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
"Anxiety attacks" can be very scary, you may experience fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, and feeling tired. Alot of times people even believe they're having a heart attack.
Anxiety can be normal in stressful situations such as public speaking or taking a test, which I'm sure we've all faced one time or another. You take a deep breath, sip of water, and you're good to go. However, depending on the situation and/or person, recovering may not be as easy.
My Experience with Anxiety
I wanted to refrain from giving tips on how to ease anxiety because I truly believe that every case is different. And in some cases, seeking professional help may be necessary.
In my case, anxiety is based on the situation. I can function normally from day to day with no issues. If I have to speak publicly I may get extreme butterflies but I'll get past it.
I've noticed that I experience peaks in my anxiety when I face tough situations with people I am personally connected to. Generally, I don't enjoy confrontation. So when I'm at odds with someone close to me, not knowing the outcome is hard and becomes difficult in my imagination.
Racing thoughts, heart-pounding, lightheadedness. I prepare myself for the worst possible outcome.
I believe this is a result of things I may have experienced in my childhood and these experiences now affect my life as an adult.
As I learn more about myself, I'm challenged with the task of facing my truths and accepting them as they are.
Fact is, I'm an emotional individual. And I sometimes allow my emotions to take control of me.
Knowing this has been pivital in improving my anxiety and my relationships with those closest to me.
Truth or Dare?
I choose to release the pain of the past. I won't get caught up in what's to come.
I'm going to be present and embrace all right now has to offer. It's totally alright to tell yourself, "you're okay and chill out".
I will no longer get worked up about things out of my control.
I dare you to claim your mind and emotions back. Break free from allowing outside influences to interfere with your inner peace.
You owe it to yourself to live a peaceful life.
Will the anxiety get better? My answer is simply -- it can. And for me, it has.
Welcome the energy of peace into your space.
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** This content is for informational or educational purposes only and does not substitute professional medical advice or consultations with healthcare professionals.**