Anxiety is extraordinary. Currently 284 million people globally suffer from anxiety, various types of course. That's approximately 1 in every 13 people and its only on the rise.
Welcome to my insane life. My name is Alex. I'm 20 years old, but sometimes I feel like I'm 12. I have generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and panic disorder. I'm in college, living by myself. I have a boyfriend, a mom, a dad, a sister, a brother, a dog, and a small extended family. I'm an overeater when I get anxious, causing me to have body dysmorphia. Yep, I'm a hot mess, actually, an average looking mess.
When you look at this picture you get two perceptions. One, a beautiful girl with makeup on... two, take a closer look. The eyes, you see the pain in her eyes.
I was fairly late to the anxiety party, I can't say it was one I particularly wanted to be invited to after hanging around the depression get-togethers for too long.
Philosopher as an artist—In this article, I will be expanding upon the essay Instinct, Intelligence, and Anxiety by Alan Watts. This essay came into my life when I was having an internal debate of impulse vs. rational thought. How much of our experience is due to an excess of one or the other? Can we ever fully master our desires, or will they possess us and make free will obsolete?
We all feel anxious about something, or certain situations; an exam, going on a trip somewhere on your own for the first time, asking someone to go on a date with you. It's all different for everyone. Things that I might find easy, you may find difficult, and vice versa. But for some people, like me, almost everything makes me anxious, even things that I have done a million times before. But I'm fighting it, and if you're like me, hopefully you're fighting it too. It’s hard to be living everyday afraid and/or worried about a lot of things! We’re literally living in fear!
Anxiety is more than a word.
I remember the first time I told someone that I suffered from severe anxiety. The person, who was my employer at the time, replied with, "I get stressed sometimes, too." Really? Stressed?
If you are a person who deals with constant anxiety, then you will be happy to know that keeping your life organized can help reduce your anxiety by a great deal. When you organize things in your life, you feel more in control of your life, which gives you confidence and reduces stress. To manage your anxiety, one of the best things that you can do is to keep getting organized in your life. In this article, some of the easy ways of staying organized will be discussed, which will help in reducing your anxiety levels quickly and effectively.
According to the ADAA, anxiety affects more than three percent of the United States population. And in many cases, these feelings come from a variety of everyday problems, such as those that relate to money, health, and work. This means that if you take the time to address the everyday issues, it can go a long ways towards fostering a better mental state. If one of your concerns is the well-being of your family, then you may want to start with home security. Here are a few ways in which you can feel safer in your home and improve your mental state.
Most people are chasing things outside of themselves without ever really stopping to smell the roses... let alone stopping to ask themselves what they're actually chasing? 🤔