What If Anxiety Could Talk To Us?

I have anxiety. I know I am not unique in this; I have friends, family, and acquaintances who also struggle with anxiety.

It is both comforting and disheartening to know I am not alone with my struggle. Comforting because I am reassured that I am not the only one dealing with the numerous struggles anxiety brings along; however, it is disheartening because I know how awful it is to deal with these struggles day in and day out.

Anxiety often goes undiagnosed because, like every other mental illness, it is misunderstood. In order for us as a society to properly help and treat those with a mental illness, it is essential for us to increase our knowledge about the subject.

How could we begin to understand anxiety better? As a society, it is so, so important for each and every one of us to increase our understanding of anxiety.

This leads me to my question: What would anxiety say to us, you know, if it could actually talk to us?

I think it would let us know that anxiety does not pick and choose who it visits. It visits most people; sometimes it has short visits, sometimes longer visits, and sometimes forever. Anxiety doesn’t discriminate; no matter your sex, race, sexual orientation, hair color… you get the idea: it will pick and choose you. It will visit you, creep through your veins, cloud your mind and judgment while twisting in your stomach. No one is immune to the thunderous storm that is anxiety.

It would say that despite popular belief, it is not always the devil it appears to be. Sometimes, it may occur to give us that extra push we need. It can help us better prepare for a test, meeting, presentation, etc. Believe it or not, sometimes anxiety can be a beneficial, helpful tool in small doses. We need a small amount of anxiety to come through our door in order to be productive and successful human beings.

I suppose sometimes anxiety has the capability of outstaying its welcome. For some, anxiety affects their everyday life. It doesn’t simply knock at the door before entering; it barges in, possibly ripping the door off its frame. Anxiety makes itself at home in our brain and heart while taking over our body. At this point, we need help to get rid of it.

I’d hope that if anxiety could in fact talk to us, it would tell us that it is not as powerful as we think it is. I hope anxiety would let us know its weaknesses: a distracted brain, exercise, healthy food, medicine. That way, we would know for sure that it is in fact possible for us to beat the anxiety.

Anxiety has the power to take over our body and cripple every bone in their body. Anxiety will come whether we want it or not, sometimes in helpful amounts but sometimes in extreme amounts. If we find a way, we can stop it before it barges through our day.

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2 thoughts on “What If Anxiety Could Talk To Us?”

  1. I think your post highlights how, as difficult as having excessive anxiety can be to deal with, it is and continues to be helpful in many day to day situations. We must be careful as a society. Anxiety should not be a ‘dirty’ word – it just needs to be approached with the right treatment for the individual in mind.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Hi guys,
    This is Dr. Neha Bhageria from India.
    I’m forming a support group for people suffering from anxiety and clinical depression. Those who are recovering or have completely recovered are welcome too.
    If you are, or anyone you know is suffering from it please share this with them personally and ask them to message me on wordpress or email me on neha.bhageria@gmail.com without any hesitation.
    Please note that anybody who wants to get help need not feel scared or intimidated or worry about what others will think. This will be a safe space only for people going through similar issues. For them to know they are not alone and actually interact with people who really get them and understand what it feels like, knowing they will not be judged and will only get compassion and help in return. Above all, it is for them to share their experiences, what has worked for them, what hasn’t and what they think can be done to help another person. Also, it will include small small activities which will help them remember how blessed and loved they are, bring back the joy and enthusiasm for life they once had, feel free to do things that make them happy, motivate each other, move from fear to faith, feel the power within them to overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal, realizing that impossible is nothing.
    Please remember this would be completely free. And it is only a support group to help those who need it but can’t or don’t ask for it. It is NOT a replacement for any kind of medication or therapy. Please share it with everyone you know in whichever way you see fit, so we can help a larger group of people. Lots of love.

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