Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all the time as you are only human. The weekend is nearly over and the Monday blues are setting in already. I know most people get them and most the time I don’t care how much positivity you try and put out there, the Monday blues find you. Whether you are in a job you hate or that you realize your life isn’t yours and you only get 2 days off a week that are not controlled by the need to earn money to survive, the Monday blues can get to us all. This is probably the third time reusing this joke but it may happen one day, if anyone interested in starting a petition to add a third day to the weekend, please let me know.
Hope everyone has enjoyed this weekend. I managed to go swimming again this weekend and only had 1 freak out and the anxiety was slightly less than last week. At the end of the day, I pushed through it and won the battle against the bitch of anxiety again. So fuck you anxiety!
Which leads me to my tip of the day –
There is no magic cure for anxiety.
Isn’t it strange how anxiety can happen though, am I the only the one who thinks this? It reminds me of a poison that can start off quite subtlety with a whisper of doubt but then can speed up and start infecting every part of your brain and then before you know it those whispers have turned into shouting. The poison just keeps spreading turning everything it touches into negativity, the heart palpitations start, the panic is just dripping from you in sweat and now you are completely infected by this poison.
During this time the panic of knowing the poison is spreading clouds of judgment and we can’t think rationally anymore, everything is against us, even yourself is against you. No wonder anxiety can win so many battles. The poison can cut us from reality, what is true and what is not?
There is no magic cure I am afraid, we can never truly get rid of anxiety with medication or with positive thinking and self-care. It that was the case then none of us would ever suffer from anxiety.
Anxiety is a sneaky poison and what is the best way to beat something that is sneak?
You outsmart it, at the end of the day it is your mind and your life and you do know it best. For me, it can be either, push through and not let the poison stop until the anxiety runs out of poison or it can be to let the poison out by being creative or doing some self-care.
Recovery is not one size fits all and not everyone’s poison is the same, so next time anxiety hits you try and learn from it, what are the triggers’? What helps? Is there a pattern? Because maybe I was wrong before, maybe the cure is within ourselves.