Sharing the struggles, inspiration and advice from my journey with anxiety.
I started this blog to help myself and other people that are suffering from anxiety. I have generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. The idea to start this blog started in a therapy session as I was suffering from postpartum anxiety. My wonderful therapist brought to my attention that being more open about my anxiety might lead to a reduced suffering of it.
I am also tired of the stigmatism associated with mental illness. I want to be open about my battles with anxiety in hopes that more people can be open about their struggles with anxiety too. It would also be nice if this blog helps people lucky enough to not have any anxiety become more open minded to those of us that are suffering.
I have struggled with anxiety for 18 years. It started when I was 17 and I have been in and out of therapy and on and off medications since then. I have had periods of doing really well with my anxiety and I have had periods of being hit by a setback that brings me back to rock bottom and I have to crawl my way out again. It does get easier, each time I crawl back out.
I have tried lots of things to help my anxiety. I have read a lot of books, listened to relaxation music, changed my diet, listened to therapy audio CD’s, workbooks, practiced mediation and yoga, took herbal supplements and lots of other things I hoped would help my anxiety. I am using this blog to share with you all my experiences trying these things.
My goal for this blog is to share my story, my never ending journey and give people any advise that I can give. I don’t have a degree in psychology but I do consider myself an “expert” on anxiety because I have lived with it for so long. It has been a big part of who I am and the choices that I make in life. I have accepted that I will never be able to free myself from my anxiety disorder but I can learn to live with it. I know that its intensity with change over time and that I have the strength to handle any setbacks that come my way.
I hope this blog helps you in some way.
You are not alone in your struggle with anxiety.