I’m in a weird place right now. I’m in my twenties, I’m healthy, I’m trying to be a better person, and I was just diagnosed with anxiety. I’m not being diagnosed for a reason. I’m being diagnosed because I feel so sick and I have no clue how to get better. Luckily, I have wonderful support that I can rely on, but I feel like I’m going crazy.
So you have anxiety.
Its not like you’re going to get a pill. Its just a matter of getting your body to shut down that anxiety. You can also meditate, chant mantras, and even take the steps to become a better person. You can change yourself and make yourself a better person, but you need to get your body to shut down those thoughts.
I feel like there are two things that have been keeping me from getting better, and they are, firstly, the fact that I am just as anxious as everyone else and, secondly, Ive never taken the time to figure out how to deal with anxiety in a healthy way. My friend, who is an actual expert on anxiety and a counselor, was very helpful and told me that all I needed to do was to stop thinking about my anxiety and to just let it go.
You might be thinking, “you mean ‘let it go,’” but you can actually do that with the right thought (or two). It’s much easier to identify and deal with an anxiety disorder if you just shut it down and don’t think about it, but you can take steps to deal with it in a healthy way.
When you are in a state of anxiety, you are just not focused and aware of what is happening around you. Your thoughts are random and disconnected. That is why you can feel anxious in the first place. Once your mind is fully focused it is easier to control your anxiety. Anxiety is a feeling. So if you can just get your mind to be more centered, like its not just your thoughts that are controlling you, you will be able to manage your anxiety.
I feel like I should warn you about the dangers of taking an anti-anxiety drug. The first thing that will come to mind is that if you take an anti-anxiety drug, you will get a dose of the drug every time you have a panic attack. This isn’t a good thing and actually can be a dangerous thing.
This is why I recommend the practice of meditation. Meditating is one of the most effective things you can do to take your mind off your anxiety. What is even more effective is when your anxiety does not let you, you can meditate on the anxiety instead. Meditating in a group setting can also help. Just be sure to sit in a room where you don’t have to look at your phone or you will be constantly checking your phone, which can also be a bad thing.
Meditation can also help with anxiety and depression. You can also do it with other people who also meditate.