Happiness, when you have anxiety, feels like failure. Because rather than enjoying it, all you can think about is how you’re doing it wrong. Something that should be so intrinsic, so instinctual, can feel like such a challenge to you. A burden. A strain.
Remember that you’re still you, and that while you are fighting this, you’re getting stronger every day. Each little tiny thing that you do says so much more than you realize – getting out of bed is brave, going to work is brave, asking for help is brave, taking a step back when you need to is brave. Existing, in spite of your anxiety, is brave.
These are incredible. (And hilarious.)
For not quite feeling like yourself today.
Virgo: Accept that perfection is impossible.
How to not cry when someone looks at you and says “Are you okay?”
Doing laundry and then putting your clothes away immediately, instead of taking pieces out of the dryer one-by-one on an as-needed basis.
Date someone who terrifies you because they pull a truthful, genuine, unaffected version of yourself out of you that no one has ever seen before.
I can be a different version of myself in front of different people, and it doesn’t make me any less authentic.