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Read This If Anxiety Is The Boss Of You.

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 message 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 over analyzing 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.

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The Lies Anxiety Tells You.

“Shake it off,” “Get over it,” “It’s all in your head,” are lines that have never helped anyone fighting anxiety or depression, yet people say them often.

They probably mean well, but they’re not helping and probably making everything worse.

You simply cannot control your anxiety and your helpless position makes you feel even more desperate.

You feel like you have this pessimistic intruder inside of your head who is affecting every single word that comes out of your mouth and every move you make, and you’re completely powerless to it.

Somebody who has never battled a condition like this doesn’t know that anxiety is quite similar to a little voice in the back of your head you can’t chase away, as much as you try.

It’s like a naggy parent who follows you around, telling you that you won’t make it and you’re not enough.

The one who keeps telling you that you should give up before you embarrass yourself.

One who convinces you that everyone will abandon you sooner or later, that everything will turn out for the worst.

It’s this voice that’s making all of this chaos in your head.

What they don’t know is that anxiety is telling you it’s completely pointless for you to put your hands to something, when it’s more than obvious that you’ll fail.

It manages to convince you that you’re good for nothing and that you can’t succeed in anything, so it’s better not to try at all.

Anxiety whispers in your ear that you’re not meant to be loved and that nobody could ever truly care for you.

It’s telling you that your friends are still in your life out of pity, that your boyfriend is only leading you on and taking advantage of you, and that even your closest family members are sick of you and want you out of the way.

It convinces you that sooner or later, everyone will cut you off and replace you.

That people around you will get tired of your condition and are already slowly pulling away from your life.

And anxiety doesn’t stop here.

You hear those kids playing across the street? I bet they’re laughing at you.

You know that great guy you’ve just met?

Well, he’s too good to be true and it’s just a matter of time before when he walks away and leaves you heartbroken.

What about that job you applied for? Well, you couldn’t land it in a million years.

After all, there are much better candidates than you.

There are much prettier and smarter girls that guy would rather date.

And the list goes on forever.

I’m not here to tell you to magically shut this voice inside of your head up.

After all, I know that’s impossible for now and that you would be the happiest person in the world if only you could make it happen.

Nevertheless, I’m just begging you not to believe it.

If necessary, hear what it has to say and leave it behind you.

Remember: Anxiety is your enemy. It does everything possible to mentally destroy and spiritually kill you.

However, it’s your job not to let it.

The question is: Why would you listen to someone like this?

If it were a real life person, would you really follow their advice or take their opinion into consideration?

Would you allow someone this mean to get the best of you and control you completely?

Don’t forget that you’re in charge. You’re the only one with control in your hands.

You are stronger than your insecurities, self-doubts, and overthinking because they’re a part of you – not the other way around.

Your voice is louder than everything your anxiety is trying to sell you.

Your optimism is above its pessimism.

Your light has what it takes to conquer its darkness.

And deep down, under all those damaged parts, you know very well that you’re enough.

You see that your anxiety is deceiving you and that none of its claims is true.

Deep down, you see your worth. You know you’re loved and, most importantly, you love yourself.