Hey everybody. This post will be slightly different than what this blog is really about, all things beauty and fashion. But if you have been following me for a while then you know from time to time I like to write about deeper life related things. If you suffer from anxiety, I promise this will be helpful.
Like I said, I have an anxiety disorder. Mine happens to be OCD. I am sure there is a bit of something else in there, perhaps generalized anxiety disorder because often times people who have anxiety disorders have two or more combined.
I have 3 ways that I’ve really worked on to help myself. They are simple, easy, and don’t require a doctor, therapist or medication. All you need is the will to want to be better and work hard. Once you have that, it takes doing these steps until you train your mind. I put together a short book/manual on how I achieved inner peace and control my anxiety. My book is called US vs Anxiety and you can find it here
I am not saying that you will be cured because unfortunately there is no cure for anxiety disorders but what you can be is in control. Which in return will give you happy, peaceful life.
Anxiety disorders oftentimes are not recognized as “real” mental health issues but they are real, VERY real. Those who suffer from them know all too well just how real. It is such a bad mental turmoil, an ongoing battle that drives you to the very end point of mental and physical exhaustion.
Yes to some it may seem like it’s all in our minds. And sure, it is. But we cannot snap out of it as easily as those around us would want us to. This is a war we fight daily and we would love nothing more than to snap out of it. Even though a lot of the time it feels like, we are doomed, we are not. However, it takes practice and training your mind to do that. It’s hard work, which at times seems not possible but it is possible. We can have peace.
I have had OCD for as long as I can remember. Interestingly enough, I have a degree in Psychology. While I was in school studying about various disorders, it was the hardest time for me. I was having obsessions and compulsions every single class. I had no one to talk to because my parents just don’t understand this kind of stuff. Old school European mentality. I felt alone and drained.
Over the years my OCD changed. Things I obsess over, the way I do my compulsions and so forth. But what remained consistent is the ongoing anxiety and feeling trapped in my own mental prison. It reached an ultimate high and I knew I had to do something about it.
Did you know that those who suffer from anxiety often times end up depressed? Yes, it can lead to depression and other chronic illnesses. Anxiety disorders are not all in your mind. They can manifest themselves physically too, headaches, stomach pains, soreness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, trouble breathing, etc.
I feel that people who suffer from anxiety don’t talk about it and feel ashamed but there are many of us out there and we don’t have to suffer alone or actually at all.
So if you are dealing with this I suggest you check out my book because I promise it will help you.