Why haven’t you finished your work? Why are you not good enough? What is wrong with you? Why are you not happy? Why are you such a failure?
That is just the anxiety talking. Crazy, senseless, annoying anxiety.
Anxiety can shake you to the core. It can send you into a land where you are your own worst enemy. It can prevent you from being happy. It can prevent you from being present in your own life. It can make you do things you normally wouldn’t. Or worse yet, it can make you do nothing at all.
My anxiety would present itself in the wee hours of the morning. I would have difficulty breathing and I would get lost in a sea of negativity. I never understood what these moments even were. I thought maybe I was just lonely. I thought maybe I was just tired. I made excuses for anxiety. This made me negate my true feelings. It made me further suppress my emotions.
It is okay to feel anxiety. It is okay to feel pain. It is okay to feel anger. It is okay to feel. Anxiety can effectively cloud your spirit. Anxiety can trigger people to make poor decisions. They can choose to distract themselves through different forms of addictions in order to avoid feeling anxiety’s wrath. And while all of this is true, anxiety itself cannot kill you. It can kill your will to live or go on, but it serves a certain purpose. It is a poison that you are not to drink.
Anxiety are all your doubts screaming out at you after you repress them for too long. They are voices that come when you refuse to deal with your present truth. If you are afraid of anxiety it can definitely take over your life, if you embrace it, well, your result can be totally different.
Embrace anxiety by using it as a guidepost. It is telling you it is time to let yourself be human. If you feel anger, let yourself feel it. If you feel sadness, let yourself feel it. If you avoid your own sentiments, you will begin to avoid your own life and you will lose sight of life’s most beautiful state- the present. Technically, anxiety can not kill, but figuratively, it can kill your spirit. Listen to anxiety when it speaks to you. Do not listen to its actual message or let it consume you but listen to the fact that its telling you to address so much more within you.