Anxiety Turning on the Light
It feels like someone is sitting on your chest and a scourer is rubbing away at your insides.
The Smaller Picture
This corrosive entity somehow manages to creep up and swallow you whole into what feels like a dark and bottomless pit. The wave of worry seems to manifest itself out of nowhere and amidst this emotional storm you attempt to incorporate some form of rational thought to help subdue the feelings of unease.
There is no sense of control and by the time you realise how tight it has its hold on you, the point of return is too far-gone to simply talk yourself out of it. It starts like a huge duvet cover you hide under when you’ve watched a scary movie, originally with the purpose to protect you only to transform into an ominous cave that is extremely hard to breathe in.
This little bastard is called anxiety and has gained huge momentum of the last few years with incidence rates steadily on the rise. The only difference between anxiety and excitement is your perception so at what point does your mind flick the switch to turning one sensation into the other?
The fast paced lifestyle of a modern city could be partially responsible for the uprise. A city filled with confused individuals who have gotten so dazed in their search for ‘something’ that it’s their body’s way of trying to commit mutiny from itself. But wait…
The Bigger Picture
It's important to see the bigger picture when dealing with these debilitating onsets of panic. And to also have a bit of humour. By thinking about the funny things below, you can start to grasp hold of your condition so you own it, it does not own you. Try and take control. There are perks! Try and see the light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s think about all the things you can do…
Congratulations! Take a step back and breathe. You are one blessed supernatural being that lives on a higher frequency to everyone else.
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