Although I have to agree with you on your basic concept, I'm not really 100% convinced that fighting is the answer. I understand that you shouldn't just lay down and let anxiety and fear walk all over you, but what about Claire Weekes idea of floating passed the anxiety. To not fight the feeling; to understand that that is all it is - a feeling, nothing more. It cannot hurt you, so allow the feeling to wash over you.
I do have to say emphatically, that this is not an easy thing to do. But once you stop fighting and allow the feeling to just be, you realize that it cannot hurt you or make you go crazy (which are the things we most fear). The idea behind this is that once you come to this realization, you stop fearing the fear and the anxiety dissipates.
Just wanted to throw this out there, not trying to argue.
Wonderful post, IMHO:)
To me, finding LASTING peace will come through acceptance and embracing actions and habits and mindsets that can lead one down their healing path. Fighting tooth and nail against anxiety is not the best approach...again in my opinion. We can say / think, "I hate this...I hate anxiety...I cannot believe this is happening to me!!! I MUST get better damnit...I must get better NOW....I must get better NOW or I'm never going to be the person I know I can be that I WANT to be! This sucks...it isn't fair! I have to get better NOW!
Creating inner turmoil by fighting
anxiety rarely works. To those who have been able to do it...I wish you well, sincerely, and blessings in your continued successes, definitely. The path for most, as it has been shown by history and experiences, will be through acceptance and a well-defined and followed through upon gameplan. As mentioned, acceptance and, then, doing the right things is not an easy thing to come by, for most. But, lasting solace can be found....it has been found by many to our own extents....too many have found lasting peace for us to feel that relief just is simply not available to us (me, you, each of us). Anxiety / panic can suck. It can dominate our lives....we know this...we have lived it. Going to 'battle' against yourself...your makeup...your being makes little sense, to me. This is no way means rolls over and let anxiety have its way with us....far from it.
When we struggle to the levels most often talked about here on The AZ (which are pretty high levels...pretty high levels of lifeflow interruption), there needs to be an 'relief plan', so to speak, for each of us that embraces actions and habits and mindsets that have the proven possibility of moving us towards, and down, a healing path. With meds....without meds, there has to be a progressive game plan. We do have to work upon getting better, for sure. Anxiety loves holding reign over our daily lives. It doesn't want to let go. It typically won't let go (for too long, anyway) unless we learn how to co-exist, so to speak, alongside our mental health challenges. And, we sure can do this.....and we sure can live so very well despite having anxiety / panic issues. Anxiety does not have to be the major definer of our overall well-being. Do not accept this
....that anxiety will control our future. Sure, it will likely be a part of our future. But learn to accept you can live well....you can live without being dominated by anxiety....you can live calling almost all of the shots in your life - yourself:)
Peace and Feel Well:)