Silence the voices in your head. Ignore them completely. Nothing will change if you let them upset you. You know you’re not getting anywhere if you just give in.
You’re aware of that, so stop panicking and listen to your realistic side.
You’re only making things worse… for you… and everyone around you.
I feel like I need to tell you something… something you’re probably not aware of. And it’s important for you to know.
Anxiety shows up in different ways. Every person experiences anxiety at some level multiple times during their life.
Some live with it much more easily than others but life is almost never fair, so don’t bother yourself trying to find out why that is so and why you are not one of those people.
You’ve been handed the anxiety card, so live with it and stop asking: “Why me?!” The answer will never come. Let’s move on.
Believe it or not, there is a brighter side to your condition—only if you choose to see it. Anxiety is actually not a bad thing.
Yes, I said it and now listen to why!
Anxiety is not a bad thing once you learn to control it. In fact, anxiety is only a quick response from a healthy brain when you’re in danger.
Your brain is trying to find the best possible solution for the problem at hand. You’re experiencing instinctive thoughts and movements designed to save you from getting into trouble.
In other words, you’re always ready to handle whatever comes your way, whether you know it or not.
Is being prepared for the worst such an awful thing?
Well, it is when it’s ruining your life, when you have no power to restrain your thoughts. It is when you’re letting your anxiety take the wheel and be the boss of you.
Then you lose all control and that survival mode you naturally have quickly grows into panic, which leads to failing.
Please, read this every time you feel like a prisoner in your own mind…
You’ve made it through another day.
You’ve slept through the night although you woke up several times covered in sweat. You were in a place between sleep and reality during the whole night.
This feeling of unease bothered you like you forgot to do something or like something bad was going to happen but you didn’t know when and you didn’t know how.
The only thing that your brain was telling you was that you needed to be on the lookout. You survived that night and you woke up to live another day.
You’re scared you won’t do your best. You’re scared you’re going to fail miserably and then fail again tomorrow.
But then, you go to sleep and you wake up the next morning… knowing you’ve survived another day.
You’re scared to fail and that’s more than okay.
Your biggest mistake is striving for perfection when it’s impossible. You don’t need to be perfect and you can’t be perfect—at least not to everyone.
That’s why I want you to read this text every time this feeling overwhelms you. There is no point in beating yourself up every time you fail. You will fail and you’re not the only one.
Don’t you understand you need to fail if you want to learn from it and be smarter and better the next time? Don’t let it discourage you. You can always try one more time.
You’re meant to be flawed like any other person in this world. The only difference between you and those who don’t care about perfection is that they understand it’s impossible to achieve it and it only pressures them, while you’re still obsessed.
Stop apologizing when you don’t need to.
It’s all happening in your head. Out of nowhere, you create a scenario which is anything but the truth. You convince yourself that the outcome is somehow your fault.
So what if you made a mistake? No one is going to judge you solely on that. We are all human, we are all flawed and we all make mistakes.
Enough with the overanalyzing of every little thing you do. Enough with the apologies for the things you aren’t even guilty of. That’s just your anxiety playing tricks on you.
Stop thinking too much… it’s killing you. You deserve your own love and understanding.
You are not alone.
Although you might feel like it often. Everyone’s dealing with something. We all have problems and issues buried deep inside, that we don’t like to talk about.
Don’t even for a second start to think you are alone in all of this mess. You are just struggling like the rest of us and you are amazing and worthy of admiration for all of it.
The only way your anxiety will win is if you allow it to be the boss of you. So keep on fighting and never let it win. Be the only ruler of your life.