It’s been a while since I updated this anxiety attacks blog, but believe me, my anxiety is still very much there. I plan on changing the pace of this panic attack blog and will be updating it regularly with resources, tips on how to deal with anxiety, and so much more. So, thank you for hanging in there with me.
I feel like anxiety never truly goes away. As someone with a panic attack disorder, I understand that this is the last thing – and maybe even the worst thing you could hear. But it isn’t necessarily bad news.
The reality is that anxiety attacks may never go away,
but you do learn how to cope with anxiety so it stops playing a huge role in your daily life.
In other words, experiencing anxious feelings is completely normal – even for those that don’t suffer from attacks. So, to say that your life will have absolutely zero discomfort, and nervousness is unrealistic – and if you haven’t noticed, I’m not one to beat around the bush.
As you learn how to cope with anxiety, it slowly stops becoming a problem for you. Even when you experience anxious feelings, they very rarely will turn into a full blown attack. The good news is that even if nervousness does result in an attack from time to time, you will know how to handle it to decrease such uncomfortable feelings.
For me, I’m at the place where my anxiety is manageable. God, I never thought I’d be able to say those words. However, March is always a bad month for me as my body takes a toll from the serious shortage of sunshine. So, I’ve been rather shaky these last couple weeks, but like I said, it’s nothing I can’t handle, and more importantly, it’s nothing you can’t handle.
Instead of sitting here dwelling on the increased anxiousness that I’ve felt, I plan on taking control of my situation. After all, fear fuels anxiety attacks. So, I booked a trip to Florida, the place that holds my heart where plenty of my friends and family live. Now, this didn’t come easily because, as you probably already know, taking a trip is sometimes hard for us anxiety suffers.
The thing that’s really kicking me in the booty is that I have to get on a plane.
On a plane.
For the first time.
Am I pooping my pants a little? Absolutely, but I just keep reminding myself that I can do this. I will NOT let panic attacks control my life. It’s amazing what positive thinking can do for your soul, and I can’t wait to write you in a month telling you how I was totally ok during the flight.