I’ve come a long way so it’s becoming more of a frenemy at this point but I want to talk about it for a minute because it’s important.
Anxiety (and depression) can be very very lonely. Even if you are surrounded by people there are so many thoughts and emotions flying through your head that you’re either allowing space or crushing. You’re fighting so many battles every second that you become exhausted and frustrated very easily. Then maybe you worry that people around you are taking that exhaustion/frustration wrong. You love them, you want to be with them but you’ve got so much going on every second of everyday - maybe that is physically, maybe that is only mentally, either way they can’t see it all and it weighs on you, being concerned with all of it and how they’re taking all of it at once. You feel alone in your battles because they can’t see them. And maybe because you’ve decided that it’s easier to just not try to explain it to them so you’ve isolated yourself. There is so much, you fight so many battles daily and no one even knows. Alone.
I am lucky. I am very self aware, I was able to seek out help when things got bad but it isn’t always obvious to the person going through it. This picture was from a night of new-found confidence. Don’t stop talking about your #anxiety Take time for yourself to do something relaxing (#selfcare I’ll say it again!). Don’t give up, you are so much more than your anxiety. Non-anxiety friends, reach out to your friends who might have anxiety, they need you but they may not realize it. Check in, sometimes the strongest are the ones who are going through the most. Love on others. Listen. Care. Hug for more than a second. Pray. Love to you all, I’m here if you need me! #faith #joy #peace #coffeelover #naturelover #dogmom #dogmomlife #catmom #catmomlife #scoliosis #hashimoto #pcos #hypothyroid #livelife #livelifehappy