My personal thoughts and feelings:
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed you feel outside of your own body?
I have so much love within me to share but yet I don’t share it with myself. Almost like I’m not worthy of it.
Anxiety makes me feel as if I can feel my own heart racing within my body. Making it harder to listen to what’s happening around me.
I feel tired, I feel as if I just ran a marathon. Heart racing, breath taking. I feel so overwhelmed I don’t know where it’s coming from or what set me off. There is so many things happening I feel powerless.
Feeling simply sad and not understanding why. Tears falling down my cheeks for no single reason. Shaking hands, feeling scared of what could happen next.
One thing I’ve learned about my anxiety is that talking about it isn’t going to solve the feelings. No words can describe the thoughts I have set in my mind within the moments.
Where it all began:
I was diagnosed with a Anxiety Disorder this past year, it was one of those things I always knew I had but didn’t look into. Knowing I made the choice to see a doctor about it was the best thing I could have ever done. I have not only learned more about myself, but I have realized how much it has been effecting my life.
It has gotten to the point of keeping me from doing my daily activities and seeing my friends and family. I was starting to distance myself from reality. Keeping myself away from situations that set me off or caused panic attacks. It wasn’t easy explaining how I was feeling to others, so I began backing away and distancing myself more and more as time went on.
It wasn’t till my second year into College I realized others around me were feeling the same way, and I learned it was okay to feel different. Learning there was ways in improving my Anxiety. I started talking to a counselor at my school. Which in the beginning I found difficult but as time went on I found very helpful.
As I continue to move forward there is still daily struggles. As anyone else who may have Anxiety knows, it’s not something that goes away on its own. You have to work towards making yourself comfortable each and everyday.
I have found some small ways to help relieve Anxiety and I would love to share them with you…
Something to look into would be a helpful tool to always have with you. That could mean having a ball in your purse to squeeze when feeling anxious or even having a mindfulness app on your phone. There are plenty of ways out there to help relieve Anxiety.
One I highly recommend if you are someone who is active on social devices would be this app below. I was introduced to the app in my first year of Collage. I have found it to be very helpful with calming and being a simple way to relieve my anxiousness and more.
If you are someone who would like to know more ideas in helping relieve mental health please comment below. I would be happy to share more.