Having anxiety can be difficult, there is no doubting that. Dealing with anxiety can also be difficult and that is why we need to come up with a plan that works best for us that can help us deal with what seems to often hold us back. Below are some suggestions that I have received that I think will prove helpful.
Consistent Practice – Every day you should find time to practice facing your fears in small steps. While this may sound impossible at first, you can do it. I know that there are things that keep us busy, but our health is exceptionally important and we deserve to be happy.
A Goal – It is important for us to have the goal of facing our anxiety and learning how to get through it, but it is also important for us to have a goal for us to accomplish in terms of what we want to do with our liives. This goal gives us something to get over our anxiety for. We need to be able to say to ourselves, “I want to be able to get through this so I can…” and while this can include being there for family, friends, etc., you should make sure you are trying to get through your anxiety for yourself as well. You are worth it!
Faith In Yourself – Faith in ourselves is highly important. Some of us may struggle with this because our anxiety makes us feel as if we cannot get through certain things. However, with consistent practice we can learn that we can face our fears and that we can get through our anxiety!