Despite the shaky hands. Despite the shaky legs and the upset stomach. Despite all of it. You can’t let it win. You can’t let it control you. You can’t let anxiety take your life away from you.
It feels like the floor underneath you is dropping. In college when this first happened to me, I thought the ground beneath was literally moving, or that maybe an earthquake was occurring.
When she reminds us that growth and strength are more than entirely possible.
I’m not a good conversationalist — and it makes me seem like a shitty friend.
The single most irritating thing about a person is when they constantly ask ‘Are you ok today?’, ‘Something seems different in you’ or ‘You don’t seem yourself’.
The year is 2005. I’ve just started high school. I was accepted into an accelerated program at a school in a different neighborhood than my own. I don’t know anyone there. I have no friends.
Whether anxiety is a frequent or seldom visitor, it has the power to leave you exhausted, scared, and paralyzed.
You need to be able to communicate. To not just reply with one word answers or one sentences text messages. You need to be able to always say how you feel when you feel it, instead of hiding it. Over thinkers will try to find meaning in everything that you say and do, so you might as well always tell the truth, even if it’s hard to do.
Physical activity wakes up your body, speech exercises improve how you talk, and meditation quiets the mind.
Anxiety is not just you being lazy or having a poor work ethic. It’s feeling like a fire is burning in your heart as soon as people ask you what your five year plan is. It’s feeling like a failure. All the time.