A wholesome perspective on anxiety


is a dreaded word & sensation for many people who face the impact of it in their daily lives- me included. When we think anxiety, we think negativity, tension, pressure, and just pure horror.

But... it doesn't have to be that way. Anxiety only worsens when we associate with it negatively, creating what is called "meta anxiety" where we are anxious about having anxiety.

What if learning about it and understanding it's purpose can help us not only manage it, but form a more wholesome relationship with it where we can reap the many benefits it provides? (A more positive "what if" for a change).

Your anxiety is NOT out to get you. ❌⁣

I know this can be shocking to hear when you've been told the opposite all your life. ⁣𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐱𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. 𝐈𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐭. 𝐈𝐭'𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐮𝐬- 𝐢𝐟 𝐰𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥 𝐢𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐲. ✅⁣

No one can really "get rid" of their anxiety. ❌⁣

We all need some level of anxiety to survive (and dare I say, thrive). It's a necessary stress response that we are hardwired to experience. ⁣✅⁣

You don't have to label it as a "disorder" ❌⁣

If a certain label helps you access medication & services you need- that's great! Use it. However, it can also add to the stigma you might already be feeling about experiencing anxiety intensely & frequently. There's a lot to be said about how "medicalizing" mental/emotional conditions is harmful. Label your anxiety as it helps YOU. ✅⁣

In order to be happy, you have to be stress/anxiety free. ❌⁣

Two (multiple) emotions can exist at once. As humans, we are quite complex. Accepting the complexity of your emotions means you're healing. It's limiting to believe that you have to earn happiness by eliminating your anxiety.

𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 + 𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞, & 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐬 "𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬" 𝐭𝐨𝐨. It implies that we care deeply about something! ✅⁣


🌬️ It's time to let go of all these myths that are keeping you from seeing your anxiety in a wholesome way & ultimately healing it.

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