Realization

Hey everybody! I hope you’re all doing well!

So, I’ve been feeling a bit depressed lately. As many of you may already know, I don’t have a job and I still live at home due to my anxiety. I don’t wish to share my age online, but usually, people are on their own and working by this time in their life. I admit that this weighs on me – I would love to have a job by now and maybe even live on my own. I want to be more independent and unfortunately, my anxiety often stands in my way.

Another thing that always bothers me is the idea that I may never get through my anxiety and be able to do the things I want to do. I don’t always want to be held back due to fear standing in the way of success.

I also admit that sometimes I look at my success over the years and feel that I haven’t made enough progress. I’ve been struggling with anxiety for a long time now and I feel like, maybe, I should be a lot better by now. Here’s what I realized earlier today though – I have made progress and I can continue to do so if I keep working my hardest.

That’s the thing – if we’ve made progress, then that right there is proof that we can continue to do so. Maybe we won’t improve overnight, but with time and effort, we can overcome our anxiety and other obstacles.

I know that I’ve mentioned all of these things before, but I really do believe that it’s important to remind ourselves of our ability to get through the hardest of times. We cannot allow ourselves to forget just how amazing and capable of success we all truly are.

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12 Replies to “Realization”

  1. Aww I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been down lately. You are awesome and you will get through this. Like you said, progress is key and there is no competition. You are free to move at your own pace. I also have issues with anxiety and know how crippling it can be, but just know that you are capable of anything and this will pass in no time. 🙂

  2. I also admit that sometimes I look at my success over the years and feel that I haven’t made enough progress.

    By whose metrics are you measuring whether or not you’ve made “enough” progress? Perhaps an idea about which to think? 🙂

      1. Thank you so much for thinking highly of me. Unfortunately, & I’m sure you can understand, that loved one’s voice is in the back of my mind constantly. It makes it hard to me to do much of anything with confidence. 😦

        Thank you. I think it’s important to measure our progress by our own standards. Only we know what we want to do, how we’re going about getting there, where we started from, & through what we’re going.

        Other people’s standards, including society (& how it impacts our own standards), don’t take all those factors into consideration.

      2. I understand. Sometimes it can be hard to ‘unhear’ the unkind words of others. Still, we have to realize that what they say isn’t necessarily true.

        I agree. Although it’s hard, sometimes we have to remember that society’s standards aren’t always the ones that we need to follow.

  3. I understand how you feel, in a way. I turn the big 3-0 this summer. For a while, it was looming over my head, and I started reflecting on my life so far. Those thoughts popped into my head about whether or not I’ve been successful, progressive, etc. But, recently, in talking to several people, I’ve learned to appreciate my success and progress along the way, every day, and not let this milestone birthday loom over me. I’m choosing to celebrate it!

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