There are times when it seems difficult to have hope and think positively. There are times when we have a difficult day, week, month, year, or even years and we wonder how we’ll ever get through our anxiety. I know the feeling and I know it’s not a great one to have. Sometimes we think of how hard it is for us to do simple things or we feel we bother others with asking for help.
However, even though there are moments when we feel we have lost hope, we can’t. We have to remember that although we may be struggling, we can get through our anxiety. If you have ever succeeded getting through your anxiety in the past, you have proven to yourself that you can. It can just seem hard to remember that we have the ability to overcome our fears because when we encounter anxiety, it seems to sometimes make us forget the positive.
I know it is not easy to always remember during a panic attack that we can get through our anxiety. However, it’s important to try our hardest to remember that we are strong and remember the times that we have faced our anxiety. If you feel you have never faced your fears, just think how this time can be your first. Here are some tips on getting through your anxiety and thinking positive even during tough times.
1.) Remember times and moments when you have faced your fears and succeeded. Remind yourself that if you could do it then, you can do it now.
2.) Tell yourself that nothing is physically wrong and that it’s just your anxiety trying to convince you that you cannot get through your anxiety.
3.) Focus on something other than your anxiety. Think about work, school, a TV show, a book.
4.) Call or email a friend or family member and talk; get your mind off of your fears.
5.) Practice and exercise consistently. If you need help staying on track, ask someone you trust and that doesn’t mind helping. People that care about you and love you will help and sometimes even if they don’t help, they still love you and care, they just don’t know how to help or deal with your anxiety.