Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about something that you are uncertain of its outcome. The key word in that definition should be “feeling,” yet many people allow anxiety to take on a form of its own. It becomes a great big bully in your life, doing its best to convince you that only bad things happen, so you shouldn’t even try.
THIS IS NOT TRUE, yet it’s fairly easy to fall for the lies that your anxiety tries to make you believe. Its power comes from your belief in those lies. My online therapy program is here for you, to help you sift through those untruths and uncover the facts. Once you can see that, your anxiety will begin losing the power it has over you. There are ways to control your anxiety, but first you need to recognize that the things it is telling you are simply not true.
Lie #1: The Past is Now
No, the past is over, and every day is a new day. You have the power to do something in a new way so that you don’t have to repeat bad things that have happened before.
Lie #2: What if…
This is your anxiety over future events that have not really happened yet. That outcome your anxiety is forcing you to imagine has not happened. Take it one step at a time, do the best you can, and know that good things happen too. Your “what if” can have a positive ending.
Lie #3: Someone Else Will Do It Better
Possibly, but why? If it is something you have been trained for, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to handle it. Even if it’s something new to you, you never know until you try. You don’t have to let that bully “anxiety” keep you from trying.
Lie #4: Everyone Sees Your Struggle
Most people are so wrapped up in their own problems and worries, they don’t notice what is going on with others. Anxiety is a feeling inside your own head, and more than likely it is not showing outwardly to others.
Lie #5: Getting Better Is Impossible
It’s not! Recognizing that your anxiety is a great big liar is the first step to taking the power back over your own life. It may not happen quickly, but it definitely can happen.
Take the first step in overpowering the anxiety in your life. Convince yourself that nothing changes by worrying over it. If you need a helping hand to guide your journey, an online therapy session may be helpful for you.
Everyone’s struggles are different depending on their personal situation. I recognize this and take special care to work with each individual that I speak to in a way that best suits their journey. As your online mental health therapist, I will work at a pace that is most comfortable to you. No pressure, only help.