How can I accept that I have these cruel anxieties?
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I've had anxiety since I can remember. It runs in my family my mom has it too. After going through therapy it's gotten a lot better but it's still a struggle
Anxieties can be cured. Acceptance doesn't mean you have to live with them forever. With acceptance one can move further for the remedies of anxieties.
I've been dealing with my anxieties for quite a while, and I've tried so many things, but the things that helped the most is just telling myself that I gotta wait and see where life takes me. Go with the flow sort of thing or whatever.
Thinking that nothing in life is perfect. Feeling anxious in the process of the imperfection. That is normal. Also conjugate anxiety as if it was a verb : I have anxiety , you have anxiety , he/she has anxiety , WE have anxiety and they have anxiety . You will see that it will feel better with time.
anxiety sucks, one of the ways i managed to get over my anxiety about having anxiety is just talking about it, I talked to my partner and my friends and teachers and able to get help at school and decrease my anxiety, it made me feel a lot better about actually having anxiety.
You have to see your anxiety for what they really are. You have to know it inside and out. It's not just saying, "OK". It involves mindfulness. Just be in the moment. There are probably more important things to do right now. It's the present that matters most. That is what I did regarding my irrational thoughts.
Acceptance is one of the hardest parts when dealing with anxiety. The more you remain in denial of what it is and how it affects you, it's almost as though that's an anxiety bomb itself. Once you have realized the current state of your anxiety, fully accept it for what it is, then the treatment work can be done.
It's not easy accepting that you have anxiety. The best things you can do are anthing that will help you relax and be calm. Find pictures of cute animals, take a walk, paint, listen to the rain, whatever tickles your fancy.
By accepting, and forgiving, the situations that have caused anxiety, and the skills (mainly mindfulness) I have cultivated to help myself are useful in other aspects of my life.
Imagine that your cruel anxieties are your friends. These friends are mean to you and don't have your best interest in mind, but they're there. Like many negative friends, we have to accept that they're in our lives in order to move on. Your bad friends are at the same school as you and will be until you leave. This is the same with your anxieties, they will stay with you until you move on and continue life without them. They may not constantly be by your side, like friends they may drift into the background. At the end of the day, you still have to accept that they're there.
By eating a bowl of cereal and thinking, yes. I will ingest this delicious goodness and contemplate the universe while staring blankly. In other words, realize that there is a certain kind of humor to our own life issues and begin to laugh at the problems we face as if they are nothing! For me personally, it is best to tap into this energy when I am at my weakest point, and if the laughter turns into tears and back into laughter and rests somewhere in between, I know I am at least trying my best to not let the anxieties get the best of me!
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