Are you fighting through anxiety? Here is what I want to tell you.
You will get through this. You will overcome. How it feels right now, it won’t feel like this forever. You will find yourself again, in fact, you will find yourself even more. You will know more about yourself than you have ever known before. You will learn more about who you are as a person and will learn to appreciate yourself so much more than you do right now. You will grow so much.
I know it doesn’t feel like it right now. I know you feel lost. I know you feel like you don’t know who you are anymore. I know you feel crippled. I know you feel like you can’t see over the mountain before you. I know you have more questions than answers right now.
It won’t be this way forever.
Just look at where you are today. You are further than where you were a month ago. And a month from now, you’ll be even further. Just keep pressing on. You will get through this. You will overcome. You are an overcomer.
Anxiety will not steal who you are away, not if you don’t allow it to.
I’m talking to myself here. I know where you’re at, because I am there too.
Sometimes anxiety leaves me in this place of forgetting who I was before this was a part of my life. Anxiety has taken who I used to be and created an entirely new person with anxieties I have never had before. Things that used to make me feel alive, now make me feel paralyzed. And when I sit here and focus on where I’m at I get so discouraged and wonder if I will be here forever.
I know what it’s like to feel hopeless. I’ve felt hopeless. Some days, I still feel hopeless.
But I force myself to remember that there is hope on the other side. Whether anxiety disappears from my life completely or I learn how to manage it, there is hope. I will become someone better than I am today because this journey will propel me forward into knowing more about who I am.
Anxiety doesn’t have to be the end of who you are, it can be the beginning of who you are becoming.
Anxiety doesn’t have to overtake you, it can propel you forward.
I know in the midst of it, it feels crippling and even paralyzing. But you will overcome.
We are in this together sweet friend. I understand you and you understand me. Let’s not do this alone. Let’s call for help. Let’s depend on our friends. Let’s seek out counseling. Let’s be stronger than this thing. You can do it. You can be an overcomer.