10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Getting Anxiety

Thought Catalog

Brittani LepleyBrittani Lepley

1. You are not a victim

I know it feels like you’re a victim when you have to deal with something most people don’t, and it is an obstacle to a happy, normal life. But everyone has obstacles they need to overcome in their life. Having a life free of adversity isn’t normal, or even desirable. Don’t fall into your illness, don’t blame your problems on it. Do the difficult work of figuring out how you are going to live with it and then relentlessly pursue that path. Your mental health is worth fighting for, it’s worth investing the time, money and energy in to get it figured out.

2. There ARE ways to manage anxiety

Anxiety has a range just like any other person has a range of emotions. If you figure out what you need to do to manage it, you can ensure you are always…

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