Living With Anxiety
If you’ve followed me for awhile, you know I suffer from depression and anxiety. Anxiety being the worse of the two. For the longest time, it wasn’t something I talked about. Ever. I felt more anxious just thinking about opening up about my struggles.
Recently, though, I’ve realized that sharing my anxiety isn’t all that bad. I have been able to connect with people who share the same struggles that I do. It’s been very beneficial to find others who can understand what I’m going through.
Anxiety is a daily battle for me. Some days it’s so bad that I don’t want to leave my house. Some days I can’t even figure out what is making my anxiety bad. It just is. I have trouble going to new places, meeting new people, meeting up with old friends, being away from my house, being home alone. The list goes on. The weird part is, sometimes a particular thing can give me bad anxiety. Other times, that same thing doesn’t bother me at all. I cannot predict a good day or a bad day.
All I can do is hope that my friends and family understand. That they know if I cancel plans, it’s not because of them, but because I just can’t do it that day.
I will say one big thing in my life that has helped tremendously with my anxiety is my dogs. They literally save my life. Daily. Sometimes the only thing that keeps me going is taking care of my dogs. Their love is everything.
Even posting this is giving me anxiety. But, I want to share. Connect. Be brave.
Do you suffer from anxiety? What’s it like for you?