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!