Like you might know I’ve been dealing with anxiety for quite som time now. And I’m so bored with it and I feel so done with it and I just want to get my life back already. But the thing is that my anxiety isn’t quite done with me yet. Therefore I have had to come up with different ways to deal with it. And today seem like a good day to share some of them with you all, as well as reminding myself of them.
1. Get outside.
Everyday, try to get outside, get some fresh air. It doesn’t have to be for long, a little while is better than no time at all. Go outside, take a short walk with your camera or just sit in the sun for a while. You will pretty soon see that it does you good.
2. Get dressed.
Get out of bed, get some clothes on, do your hair, do your makeup. Do what you need to feel okay.
For me it has been a real game changer to start caring about my looks again. Not looking like a sick person with no life at all, has helped me to not feel like one. My anxiety made me hate myself for caring about “stupid” things like clothes, and now I’m getting the power back by caring about those things. And I love it.
3. Talk/write about it.
My main reason for starting this blog was to be able to share my story and to deal with my anxiety. And it has helped me so much. It has helped me to see that I am so much more than a person with anxiety.
So find a person you can trust or go see a therapist, because talking about it really helpes. Or get a diary or start a blog if you are more of a writer than a talker. Or join a internet forum. Just don’t hide all the scary, messy feelings inside.
4. Know that you are not alone.
Anxiety is so much more common than you might think. We are so many that deals with anxiety on a daily basis or just once in a while. If we can do it then so can you. And if you can do it then so can I. We will get through this, I know we will.
5. Forgive yourself.
Your anxiety is not your fault. You are not a weak person. Mental illness can happend to anyone. It is a real thing even if some people can’t see that. So forgive yourself. Stop blaming yourself for the mess inside of you. You are strong and you are a survivor. So am I. We are warriors my friend, never forget that.