What is living without any anxiety like?
Last Updated: 07/23/2019 at 9:00pm
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Living without anxiety is like being pulled out of a fish bowl and placed in the ocean. You don't have to be on the inside looking out anymore.
Anxiety has its advantages. During my more anxious years I was productive. My schoolwork was always done; I had time to volunteer with multiple organizations; I was rarely late and I rarely let anyone down. I was so anxious that I forfeited sleep and my health just so I could be as close to perfect - reliable, responsible, creative, and prolific - as possible. But that didn't leave any room for feeling emotions or taking deep breaths. When I'm not anxious, I can "be" without "doing". I can accept myself and accept the flaws of others without trying to change those flaws. I also get less stuck on details and can enjoy the bigger picture. Even the bumps and mistakes take on their own beauty because they become a part of a larger plan/purpose, no longer existing as stark blemishes on an otherwise "perfect" record. Currently, my public image is not my “ideal” self, but my experiences and emotions finally feel like my own and not some third-person narrative. My relationships are better too. I can listen more and show more compassion (because I make mistakes too!); and when I stop trying to control how people see me, it permits others the freedom to be themselves when they are around me - flaws and all. I realize that other people have their own insecurities and anxieties, but I want to be one less person contributing to that negativity in this world.
To be honest, I have no idea. I have had social anxiety since I was 7. I feel like it would be nice and less stressful. Living with anxiety is like getting a chair pulled out from below you every five seconds. Without anxiety would be more peaceful. I'm not sure but that's what I am thinking it would be like.
Living without anxiety is not possible. Even people with no anxiety disorders have some anxiety in their lives. Anxiety is helpful in some ways: it motivates us to, for example, study for an exam to avoid failing it, or to avoid putting our lives in danger. However, when this anxiety becomes out of proportion, is then when it's called "anxiety disorder."
It feels amazing and it feels really good to get rid of a thing which has affected you for a long time
Anxiety is something that everyone experiences. Some people learn to control it, while other learn to live with less of it. Anxiety itself isn't the crippling thing that prevents us from keep moving on in life. It's rather how we perceive the anxiety: we often overthink things, causing us to get anxious about a particular event (or something). Being "not anxious" is more about accepting yourself and the things you cannot control. Why worry when you're going to overthink and exaggerate an event in your mind and scare yourself? There's no need to worry, because what has done has been done, and what needs to be done will be done. Worrying and being anxious about an event does not change the outcome, if not make it worse. So what does feel like to live without any anxiety? Nobody knows. I doubt that anyone experiences no anxiety. Some people just learn how to deal with and accept things as they are.
There are still things you worry about, but you are able to understand what worries are based in reality, and which are not. You are still nervous about things, but you can do things you need and want to despite the nervousness. Not having an anxiety disorder means you experience anxiety, worry, and nerves in smaller, more manageable quantities and can move through these emotions quicker and more effectively and with less emotional pain. For many with anxiety disorders, they can attain a state similar to this through the use of coping methods they learn in therapy and sometimes with psychiatric medications as well.
I wouldn't know. I've been in therapy since I was ten and I have no clue what living without any anxiety feels like. I imagine it's pretty magical.
Cause of anxiety is most of the time, we live in our heads. Limited to own thoughts, actions and situations. But, when you start living out of your head, look to the world and other people, it makes you realize you're not alone who facing hard times or struggles. Many are there. And, it makes you feel bit better and encouraged to deal with your anxiety and overcome it successfully.
I don't think there is anybody that lives life with no anxiety whatsoever. There are ways to lower your anxiety levels, and when stressful situations arise, there are strategies to calm yourself down.
As long as we live in this world, I doubt we can live without any anxiety. That's the part of the world and life that I personally think is needed for us to growth. But in the midst of stress and anxiety, we can try to find peace. That's what really counts! :)
Its a relief, you dont feel paranoid or anxious anymore, but, i still do anxiety triggers most of the time
Living without anxiety is like living without any worry or fear of the future. A simpler explanation? Like sitting in a room with maybe unlimited high speed WiFi, your best friends, and the treat's on them, and that for the next two months you'll be getting deliveries from every food place you know! Though otherwise, its that moment of joy you feel when you see that thing of the past that you remember made you laugh :) hope it helped (PS best analogy I could give!)
Is there someone who know? I had anxiety since I was 9 years old. But I imagine everyone has a phobia. Ours it happens to be phobiophobia and it's really intense.
Everyone has anxiety, but some more than others. But you shouldn't wish to live with something you don't have, because it can lead to conflict. Look on the bright side. You think of all the possibilities before making a decision.
Stress-free!!!!!... but then again anxiety is like a good feeling because it gives you the feeling that you still care for that topic you're worried about
You feel so free and feel like you have nothing to worry about anymore. You never feel tensed and always relaxed. It's very rare for someone to live without any anxiety though.
I personally don't feel like anyone knows the answer to that question. Anxiety can come from so many different places that I don't think anyone can be free from it. Do some people have more anxiety than others, yes some people do. Anxiety isn't rooted from one thing, it can be a fear of something like spiders, it can come from feeling like you can't finish a project at work, you could feel like your friends don't like you, and so many other things. Every person is going to have something that sets off some kind of feeling of anxiety, even if it's just a little bit
I think everybody at some point in their life suffers with some form of anxiety which is completely normal. It's when that anxiety becomes debilitating and has an affect on day to day life that it becomes a problem. If that anxiety becomes a real issue then the best thing to do is to see a doctor.
I think it would be a very boring life indeed. Whether or not diagnosed with anxiety, everyone gets occasional stress, and without being nervous about anything, you'd be prepared for everything. While that sounds good in theory, and while anxiety really sucks, without stress some things would be changed for the worse. Life has all its ups and downs, and that's what makes it life.
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