This is not a question I thought I would ever ask myself. It is not something I thought much about. Having anxiety means I hesitate with every decision to the very end.
It means I am not sure about any decision I make, no matter how big or small that decision might be. It’s a terrible way to go about life so I decided to make a change in this regard as well.
I considered my options and this one question came up: what did I have to lose? If I got treatment for my anxiety and it failed, would the anxiety be any worse?
No…no it wouldn’t. My anxiety would always be there in the back of my mind, no matter what I did to stop it. So why couldn’t I do something about it? Why couldn’t I do something about it?
I didn’t have anything else to lose at this point since I didn’t have much to begin with. That is what anxiety does to you as well: it takes everything you love away from you.
If I get treatment for my anxiety and it doesn’t work, then it’s on to the next thing. I could get some valuable insight into my life with anxiety: what does and does not work.
What I Learned about My Life with Anxiety
Living with anxiety can be one heck of a challenge even with the advantage of treatment for it. It is almost like a roller coaster of sorts that you can’t get off, no matter how hard you try.
Getting treatment for anxiety has been the best decision I ever made. I made the decision so I can have a life of happiness instead of a life of dread and anxiety.
Getting the medication that works for me has slowed my heart rate down tremendously, I’m no longer focusing on the anxiety, and I don’t live in a state of constant fear. I’m free of the cage that anxiety has kept me in for so long!
Getting free of the cage takes time but getting the right treatment for your anxiety can mean all the difference for you. For me, it took me two years to find the right medication but I know now that I’ll be alright. For me, that’s all I needed in a life of anxiety-ridden distress.
It gets tiring if you live a life full of emotional turmoil so I urge you to do something about it. If you need help and you know you need help, I urge you to get that help.
I urge you to get the help you need to live the life you want to live. There is no shame in admitting that you can’t do things on your own. That is where support comes in. Won’t you get help today?