coping with anxiety

Let It In (Anxiety Update)

Let It In (Anxiety Update)

Almost everyone who I’ve talked to about anxiety, therapists, counselors, my mum (my favorite person), have always told me, and keep telling me, to embrace the anxiety when it comes. Pretty much any book you read about anxiety will say this as well. For the longest time I didn’t understand what they were saying. Why did I need to let it in? I disliked my anxiety. I wanted it to go away. It made me feel sick, unsafe, scared.

ANXIETY, YOU CHANGED!

ANXIETY, YOU CHANGED!

It took me quite a few months of thinking I was losing my mind before I became able to name what I was struggling with as anxiety. I was a happy kid, and I led what I thought was a happy life. Then one day it was like a switch went off, and things did not make sense anymore.