While it may not always seem like it, we are in control of our anxiety. Every time we practice facing our fears and succeed at doing so, we prove to ourselves that we do have the strength to get through this.
The problem sometimes occurs when we are experiencing a panic attack, anxiety, or low self-esteem. We see how we are feeling at the moment and we begin to wonder if we will ever be able to overcome our obstacles. However, with hard work and positive reminders of our progress, we can tell ourselves that while our anxiety may be strong, we are stronger.
Merely practicing is not always enough. While practicing, exercising, and stretching helps us realize that we are stronger than our anxiety, we need to really let our progress and success sink in. We need to do this so that when we are going through the panic attacks, anxious moments, or times of low self-esteem or self doubt, we can counter those negative feelings with positive thoughts.
Next time you are experiencing anxiety, remember all of the progress you have made. If you have made a physical list of your progress, look the list over. Remember all of the times that you have been anxious and still gotten through your anxiety and fears. Instead of negative thoughts, fill your mind with positive reminders, quotes, and affirmations. Just because your anxiety may trick you into feeling as though you aren’t stronger than it, doesn’t mean it’s true! You can control your anxiety and get through it