Remember: “This too shall pass.” Seriously, it will. It may last longer than 5 minutes, it may even last a month but eventually reflecting on these situations will not mean feeling them too.
What I’ve learned is that many will care when you speak, but few will hear you when you’re quiet.
It is important to acknowledge and respect your worry and your worrying self. You can welcome it and let it be. What you cannot allow is for that anxious self to take over.
99% of the things we think will happen never happen.
As a woman with anxiety, I can tell you right now, I know that I am not the easiest person to love. Some days are harder than others.
When depression and anxiety double team you, you spiral, completely out of control. Anxiety says horrible things and depression validates them. You want to hide, but you can’t. You want to run away, but you don’t.
Panic attacks can happen out of the blue. Please be patient. Show compassion. Show empathy.
HE DIDN’T BLACK OUT. EVERYTHING HE DID WAS INTENTIONAL. HE WAS THIRTY SIX. I WAS FOURTEEN. HE KNEW. HE KNEW. HE KNOWS.
“Just think positively!”
With you, the hardships do not defeat me. With you, I am resilient and brilliant and exactly who I was always meant to be. With you, I’m the best me.