Saying NO to Anxiety.


Dear Journal,

Today I did something that I was scared to do. I put myself in a situation that I knew would make me feel uncomfortable, but I did it anyway. I felt am feeling proud of myself. I feel that I did well. 🙂

It’s hard for people to understand anxiety and how it makes you feel if you haven’t felt it firsthand. Therefore it can be really tough for the people around me. For me, anxiety effects a lot of my life.

It sometimes stops me from going to shops by myself. That all depends on how I’m feeling at the time.

It stops me from seeing friends, as I’m too afraid that I will feel uncomfortable or feel judged. If you knew my friends, you would know that they are the nicest people in the world. 

It stops me from having a restful sleep as I often wake up 2, 3, 4 am.

It stops me from doing the things I love, because I feel that I don’t have the confidence to follow through with what I create.

The list goes on. You get the picture, I won’t bore you with the entire list. 

BUT, today I starred anxiety right in the face. I decided that it was no longer acceptable for anxiety to have control of my thoughts and my feelings. I decided that it is okay to be nervous to be going into a situation that makes me nervous, as that would be the reaction of any normal person.

And I did it! Today I tackled a goal that I spent all day yesterday worrying about.

I did it! And I am glad that I did.

I spent this evening walking the dog, doing yoga and spending time with my family. A perfect Wednesday evening.:)

Thank you very much for reading. Enjoy the rest of your evening. ❤


14 thoughts on “Saying NO to Anxiety.

  1. happy for you i took a chance and put myself out there and made two nice friends jessica and kaybe. i have anxiety too. its hard reaching out and putting yourself out there but every time you put yourself out there or do something that scares you the stronger you get and it will get easier


  2. Anxiety is such a horrible thing and people who don’t experience it find it difficult to truly know what it feels like. I have been trying to explain it myself, still dont think Ive hit the nail on the head. Well done on putting yourself in such situations – very brave!

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