Hello everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while. First of all, let me wish you a Happy New Year. I hope it is amazing!
For a while, I seemed to be struggling even more with my anxiety. It was hard to see myself go through something so difficult. However, I started exercising lately and have noticed that I feel more confident.
Yesterday, I accomplished something that made me very proud of myself. For a while, I was noticing that a store I usually did very well in, I was having a hard time shopping at without becoming anxious. Again, seeing myself have such a difficult time was very hard for me. I felt discouraged and honestly, a trip I usually loved making, I started to dread. However, yesterday was different. I went into the store with my relative and for a long time, I was doing great! I even noticed how well I was doing and kept on going! I didn’t allow the realization of my progress to get in the way of it continuing.
Something did happen, though. Out of nowhere, I noticed that I became very warm and shaky. As I type this I’m still not sure if this was my mind remembering how I usually would grow anxious and it subconsciously started to challenge me, or if something else was going on. All I know is that once I started overheating, things started to get worse from there. I became anxious and shaky and did have to sit down a few times.
The good news is that I didn’t allow my anxiety to make me step out of the store. I got through it.! This was a big step in the right direction for me! Yes, I wasn’t happy that I got really warm, shaky, and anxious. But you know what? I did so much better than I’ve been doing. My relative even noticed and made a comment on how I was doing so well.
This is what I want all of you to know. No matter how difficult it may seem, you have the ability to overcome your anxiety and to make progress. I know sometimes it may seem impossible. Maybe you’re stuck in a rut and you’re scared that you will never get out of it. However, with hard work on a consistent basis, you can overcome your anxiety and any obstacles that try to get in your way.
I hope you are all doing well.