I know where you are in your life right now. I know exactly how you feel about the world. It’s currently a gloomy, dark place with what looks like no hope for the future. Your fears about your health has taken over every part of you, and has now affected everyone around you. You avoid certain places, situations, even people because of your anxiety and panic attacks flaring up.
Even Thinking Of The Solution Makes You Anxious. Why? Because it’s a world of the unknown. You’ve been sensitized by fear and anxiety for so long that you forgot what feeling good was like. Am I right? Life looks bleak right now I know, and if you’re anything like I used to be, your favourite time of the day is when you’re unconsciously in bed, and asleep. Dreading the next day is a common thing.
Simply Getting Through The Day Is A Sign Of Immense Strength
But know one can see your pain, and if they did there really isn’t much they could do except be a shoulder for you to lean on. That may be enough for some, but for most people it’s not. There is a part of you, a very small part of you deep inside that hasn’t been contaminated with these fear and anxiety though. This part of you yells out for freedom but no one can hear it.
Why? Because The Voice Of Fear Is Much Louder Than Freedom Right Now. Concentration becomes wavey. Your one time great memory now looks like it’s in the distant horizon. Dizziness and symptoms of anxiety comsume your every move, no matter what you do. I know, I’ve been there and I feel your pain. Health anxiety and panic attacks are not to be taken lightly. But remember this as you go through your days:
For Every 100 People Suffering From Panic and Anxiety, There Are 100 People Who Have Naturally Been Able To Desensitize Themselves And Turn Their Anxiety Switch Completely Off
These people are no different than you. So why have they been able to overcome panic and anxiety, and you are still deeply stuck in the cycle? A big reason is a person’s overall outlook on what recovery is. Some see it as a monumental task that can’t be done, and coping with anxiety and panic for the rest of their lives is the only solution. Others are able to see that if they can get themselves into a mess such as fearing anxiety and panic at every corner, they can also re-condition themselves OUT of anxiety and panic the same way.
But I Want To Go Further Than That And Let You In On A Big Secret Of Many Of The People Who Have Recovered Naturally From Anxiety And Panic. The secret is simply this: Eliminate your safety behaviors once and for all. That doesn’t mean in one day because it is still entirely normal to feel anxious when you face a difficult situation. Take your time and work at your own pace. Don’t judge recovery day by day I always tell people I work with through the program. Dropping your safety behaviors one at a time is the key, make a list. A list of all your safety behaviors you use during times of heightened anxiety and panic.
The Longer You Have Been Avoiding A Situation Or Using That Safety Behavior, The Longer It May Take To Get Rid Of The Anxiety And Panic
This kind of long term thinking against anxiety and panic is crucial. Because it keeps you away from judging everything day by day. This can cause even more anxiety in a person. The last thing I want to leave you with today is this:
Look after your health. You can grow a ton of confidence within you simply by keeping an eye on your overall health. Avoid stimulants, avoid excess sugar and alcohol, keep your vitamin and mineral levels at an optimum level by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. I am no different than you, if I can overcome 6 years of debilitating panic and anxiety you can too. You just have to first get on the right path, and see it through without judging progress day by day. Start today, make today the day you make a firm decision to defy your fears, and in time end your panic and anxiety once and for all.