Friday, February 6, 2015

Anxiety vs Serenity

“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”
Arthur Somers Roche

In a moment of deep fear and unease, you are most likely going to experience a series of distressing symptoms, thoughts and emotions. Trapped in your mind with the fear of being judged by everyone near you: strangers, family members, friends even teachers. Either thinking of when you are going to fail at some point or thinking about what already has gone wrong. You will soon begin to fall into the habit of waiting for that moment of failure because of the countless moments that you have felt this way. The moments were you do not have a choice on whether your anxiety will control you or if you will control it, the moment where communication is the worst part of your day and the moment where people seem as if they were built just to ridicule you, where physical, mental and emotional exhaustion are constant, making you feel as if their will never be a way out.
But there is one. Frankly, there is more than one. Anxiety is strongly associated with communication and socialization, immediately creating an image of how you should speak, communicate and say to others. Media plays a huge role in anxiety, allowing you to set boundaries and limits for yourself, and refraining you from the freedom of expression. Even so, you need to begin to be comfortable in your own skin. Whether it is a struggle to do so or not, sing on your own, dance on your own, and do tacky things on your own. It will allow you to begin to be comfortable in yourself due to the fact that you have done the weirdest things on your own.
When you are standing in front of a crowd or in front of the class, attempting to present something or say something and you feel that lump in your throat starting to form, your muscles starting to tighten and you find yourself stuttering and pausing in front of all these eyes, just remember that you are not doing anything your weird dance or singing horribly, you are doing just fine. You know what you are doing and you can make it through that presentation or speech. Allow yourself to concentrate and focus on the information that you already know.
If you are afraid of judgment and what other people think of you, do not allow yourself to fall into the pit of trying to be what everyone wants you to be. You are more valuable and important when you are your own person, when you are different, because different means interesting, as much as the media portrays the idea of having everyone similar, same size, same height, same looks you should be distinguishable because aiming for perfection is the road to destruction.
In addition, do not forget that there are over seven billion people living, if some of them see you doing something that is not “normal” and laugh at you, they will soon forget it because your failures are just a mere moment of time that will soon be over and forgotten. It is okay to have done something embarrassing but do not allow your mind to make you feel like your life is a series of failures or embarrassments, you have to undergo struggles in order to undergo success yet it takes time to see it and accept it.

Check out this website: 37 Freeing Quotes For People With Anxiety