Everyday life is the best there is, if you ask me. It will be there for you.
Wow, Tina....I LOVE these two sentences! I actually had to read it a couple times before I got it
, though:) LOL
Anxiety peeps can have trouble letting 'everyday life' simply happen. Because we can be so amped up, we can overanalyze nearly everything
and we can get stuck in a crummy pattern of rarely 'letting our guard down' to where we can intrisically enjoy 'everyday life'. Getting wrapped up in fearful reactionary measures because we have intrusive thoughts and physical manifestations creates a mindset that, most often, can't allow us to 'chill out', so to speak. When we get distracted, at times, which all of us do (eventhough we will say otherwise, when struggling), we can find some enjoyment in our days...however fleeting it may seem. To me, the simple happening of lowering our anxiety (or forgetting about it for awhile) through distraction should give us great hope. This hope would be that we can truly help ourselves learn how to distract ourselves
by embracing a lot of the actions and habits and exercises and techniques and therapies that have been shown to offer up assistance for anxiety interractions. We don't have to wait for distraction to just happen
As mentioned, it takes time, effort and persistence. Longterm commitments are needed. Trust me, I floundered looking for quick fixes...looking for it to simply just go away. I was pissed, alot. I fought with myself a lot. I cried, "WHY ME?" too often. I'm not too egotistical to say that if there was a 'magic pill' that I would have been elbowing people out of my way to be first in line. I'm still an anxiety peep...I will always be one. I do my best at managing my challenges. And, I have learned pretty darn well. My feeling is that most of us can learn how to do it pretty darn well, to our own extents of being capable of embracing acceptance and adopting longterm commitments
. Life has its ups and downs regardless of who you are. Because of our makeup, our anxiety disorder(s) / health anxiety, do not relegate ourselves to feeling that our lives will have more downs than ups. I SWORE my life would never be worth anything, so to speak, when I struggled mightily
My life definitely has FAR more ups than downs:) And, it overwhelmingly likely has always been nearly that way....but anxiety fogged up a lot of the good times...fogged up a lot of the hope...fogged up desires....fogged up passions....fogged up purpose, etc. I was a walkin', talkin', breathin', livin' (and panicking) fog machine.
it is a reconditioning of the mind something I can't take for granted.
I am thankful for 'everday life' - everyday:) I take little for granted, as well, when it comes to me continuing to move down my healing path for my mental health. This path has no "End of Road Ahead" sign...and I accept this:)
Peace and Feel Well:)