Anxiety – The Trickster

We all know that anxiety can be quite the trickster. When we begin to show it whose boss, it tries to come up with other ways to show that it’s not done with us. Let’s say yesterday and today for example. Now, I’ve been doing better lately and what happens? My mind starts trying to convince me that I miss my anxiety. Can you believe that?? Now I know without a doubt that I don’t want to have anxiety and that I don’t want to go through this. But see, anxiety doesn’t like to feel like it’s losing, so it tries anything it can to try to get back on top!

So, what do you do when you feel yourself doubting yourself?

1.) Remind yourself of all the success that you’ve made. Remind yourself that you’re stronger than your anxiety.

2.) Remind yourself that anxiety is a liar and that the best weapon is the truth.

  • For example: When I felt my anxiety trying to convince myself that I missed it, I told myself this: “That’s not true. I’m happy that I’m getting better. The only reason I felt otherwise is because my anxiety’s trying to take hold. Plus, it was just different to feel so relaxed. I’m not used to feeling that way. I did like feeling that way though.”

3.) Keep on practicing and stretching. Prove to yourself that you can get through your anxiety!

Don’t let anxiety get the best of you. Don’t listen to its lies. It doesn’t like to lose and it’s going to try to throw lies our way. We can’t listen to those lies!

6 Replies to “Anxiety – The Trickster”

  1. Reblogged this on The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise and commented:
    This is a post from one of my favourite bloggers. She always writes so well, and is always on point. If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety, not only will you be able to relate to “Getting Through Anxiety” you’ll love her advice, help and insights! Seriously! And, like B.G. says, if you’re doubting yourself, remind yourself of your successes!

      1. Thank you! And so are you! Your posts have been so helpful to me, I can’t imagine that anyone else would feel differently! Your posts definitely need to be shared with the world!! And you’re a good friend also – always ready with advice, and compliments, and support!

  2. Interesting analogy! I’m like mega-bi-polar, and when my moods feel like a yo yo is in charge, anxiety begins to creep in… Next stop? The Twilight zone! Then comes the dreaded panic attack! If I could ‘nip it in the bud’ during the anziety stage, that could put me ahead of the game. The pills, they work, but not always; especially when I’m under stress! Great blog! Just what I was looking for!

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