The best way to describe it is entrapment. that’s what anxiety does. it traps you and leaves you stuck in confinement. it isolates you from the rest of the world as you watch it going by but can’t seem to get it in focus. you run head first into each wall searching for the door to freedom. your heart races as fast as your thoughts and you try so hard to catch your breath. it consumes you.
this weekend i cried hard for the first time in a while because my anxiety trapped me. i felt so consumed by the chaos of toddlerhood and motherhood. that’s what it took to trigger me. normal toddlerhood defiance and tantrums. anxiety looks for these moments and is quite the opportunist when they arrive. i began questioning everything. the thoughts swirling, my body and emotions numb. this is where the party is for anxiety. it rejoices in stripping you of your focus and your strength and loves making you feel a bunch of voids. it took me down, hard. just like it has so many times before. just like it will in so many of the days to come. i know this. this is something i think about several hundred times a day. it is a truth i live with every waking moment.
anxiety has taken me down, but there is no way it will take me out. i refuse. i will not let it. i see how far i have come, and although i know the challenges that lie before me, i cannot let this s***p me of living. i cannot let this confine me. i cannot let this trap me. i learn more about my strength with every attack and with every racing thought. how beautiful is that to truly know what we’re capable of overcoming? slowly but surely i am turning those “why me’s” into “why not me’s.” to anyone who has ever been taken down by anxiety, you are never out. you are never down for the count. never give up on yourself, even when it gets harder than you have ever known, never give up on the incredible, amazing, unique and powerful soul that your are. you are never alone and we will continue to help you up.
giving up is not in my vocab tee @curlyqscounter
I have a lesson tonight. and for absolutely no logical reason i feel petrified. no mags isn’t naughty, no my instructor isn’t scary, i just feel anxious as f*<%! 😩does anyone else get like this? over absolutely nothing? i’d love nothing better than to stay at home under my duvet but having horses in my life forces me to face fears on a daily basis. i just wish i could get over this anxiety because i know it’s illogical and stupid. any tips of how to get over this? #mentalhealth#anxiety#horsebloggers#haynet#irishcob#allyapproved#equineblog
I was literally picking this picture apart 😂 thinking about all the things wrong with it why i didn’t like it...should i retake with a snapchat filter thrown on and then thought f**k it this is my face 😂 this is what i look like i don’t look like a snapchat filter maybe the fact i use them so often has warped what i think i should look like 🤷🏽♀️ but anyway in defiance of my negative mind i posted it anyway 🥰#selflove#anxiety#selfie#fuckafiltergoodlightingisenough
Pains written on your back, time for me to face the facts.... 🖤 .
makeup hair @tintbeautybar photo @patrick.parenteau#photography #headshot#makeup#olaplex#braids#blonde#singer#songwriter#artist#schara#justagirl#chains#gold#lyrics#heartbreak#emo#depression#anxiety#atlanta#vancity#604
We want this christmas to be your most joy-filled ever...on the 11th day we have a corker of a tip to ensure that this happens! 🎉
we've all seen the movie the christmas carol (the muppets version is included here!) and are familiar with the tale of scrooge and the ghost of christmas past...its a reminder that some of us can carry the baggage of previous experiences with us in to a new event or experience 🙋🏼
tensions may be increased because we have a preconceived expectation of behaviour from a friend or family member, and we are 'on alert', ready to react 🙈
instead, try to enter social situations (not just at christmas!) with a fresh perspective, willing to engage with the company you are presented with, rather than what you are expecting (because...people change!)
being squarely and contentedly in the present moment will enable you to make the best of a situation and the people within it - with acceptance, patience and kindness - for your most enjoyable festive season ever 🎄🌟🎄 #ghost#christmascarol#scrooge#pma
Transformation doesn’t just happen on the outside; its what happens from within.
these pictures are 5 weeks apart and i have yet to finish my current program. i have more definition in my stomach but my mindset is so much better. i am happier, more driven and excited for each and every day.
you don’t have to be a specific body type to have a fitness journey, just to make a decision that you want a better life. ....
i will take you the rest of the way. ⚡️
#brydtabuet#fuckangst jeg lever pt i en boble af angst. jeg tror på, at der en vej ud igen, og med hjælp fra de rigtige mennesker, skal jeg nok komme over på den anden side igen. det er et f*cking helvede, og jeg kæmper hver eneste dag. men angsten må ikke tage over - jeg er ikke angsten! vi er ikke alene ❤️ #angst#anxiety#youarenotalone