When I think back to the person I was, I shudder. I was a person shackled with Anxiety. I experienced indigestion daily, joint pain in my arms, and ate barely anything. I experienced panic attacks often. Before any type of social gathering, I was terrified.
Now, I’m no longer that person.
And I’ve decided that when you do the things you love and surround yourself with positive people, things like Anxiety happen less often.
Once you’re happy, everything else follows. Of all the symptoms I mentioned before, they are now non-existent or few occurrences.
I used to think about how I could stop my symptoms, and often thought “why me?”. I’d often put myself under intense self-pressure, and felt horrible about myself. Because I experienced Anxiety, I was weak. Because I had social anxiety, I had no friends. Because of my anxiety, I didn’t eat and people found me unnattractive. These were all negative thoughts I had about myself.
Pick up a new hobby that you find interesting.
Go out and meet new people.
Cut the people out of your life who are bringing you down.
If you are doing something out of obligation or duty, and it makes you unhappy, drop it.