Keep on challenging ourselves to learn how to better live alongside our anxiety issues.
Acceptance is a vital key.
Acceptance is NEVER resignation.
Exercise is critical. Shaking up our wellness program, at times, is needed, too, so that we don't get into ruts and we keep our bods in healthy, flexible modes.
Anxiety doesn't have to define us. Is it going to a 'part' of our lives, perhaps for our whole lives? Maybe.....maybe likely. But, this can be more than OK, as we can learn how to "rewire" our minds to become the major definer of our, overall, well-being and not let anxiety DOMINATE us. Anxiety can pester me, at times....I'm OK with this (part of my acceptance). And, I am fully cognizant of what actions and habits and mindsets that I need to embrace and practice, and hold belief in, which will keep anxiety from becoming a DOMINANT force in my life.
Do I have faulty intrusive thoughts still? Yes. Do I get down, sometimes? Yes. Does my body 'make noise'? Yes. Does my mind notice this 'noise'? Yes, almost always. Being an HA / Anxiety person, I'm prob going to be like this forver, in my own extents. Do I have some thoughts that I don't want to have to be cognizant of my anxiety and what is needed to balance it? Yes, even this creeps into my minds, at times. But, in a nutshell, I cannot change who I am. I can work on being the best "me" that I can, though. I am ME and ME I am....why not accept it:) I tell you one thing I learned many years ago, and it has helped me in my anxiety. I no longer look at another person and wish that I could be like that person, if only just for a day....to live without anxiety. I wouldn't wish having HA or an AD upon anyone, as it can be insidious and it can cause some serious lifeflow interruptions that can nearly paralyze us. But, also, 99% of the time I don't wish, anymore, that this 'stuff' had never happened to me. Feeling sorry for myself (which I used to) got me nowhere. Wishing and hoping for it to 'go away' never worked. Challenge yourselves. Accept and challenge. Acceptance is never resignation:)
Peace and Feel Well:)