Being anxious is a difficult thing to avoid. We are anxious because of something that has triggered us, anxiety is created from traumatic events. It could be one traumatic event or many. Anxiety can prevent you from doing normal day to day things, it can prevent you from going to work, doing the shopping, meeting friends or even leaving the house. In other cases anxiety still allows you to do these things but with physical and mental discomfort while doing it. It effects us all in various ways.
Some people do not understand the consequences of what anxiety can do to our lives or our bodies. They tell us to “get over it” or “just get it done” which creates further anxieties. I personally suffer with anxiety, where most days I find it extremely difficult to leave my home because home is a safe place. I find it easier to leave the house with my husband or children, and it’s not because I am afraid to be alone. I like to be alone some days. They have helped me to overcome some of my anxieties. Taking one day at a time. It is important to try. If you succeeded today and fail tomorrow, that is perfect. But don’t stop trying to reach beyond your fears everyday. Even if it is something small. It is also important to find people who can support you, who understand your difficulties, who are patient and kind towards you when you are having those bad moments. There is always someone, you need to try reach out to them. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don’t be afraid to try!! You are not alone!
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