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Anxiety is a battlefield in your mind, but your mind is yours. You can win against it just like I have. I am now anxiety free. Or at least in a sense I am. It is true that once the wheels of anxiety begin to turn, it can almost be impossible to stop them. I am no different. I am no god. I am just a simple man that had enough, but that should encourage you! If I can do it, anyone can.
I didn't use any pills, I didn't talk to any professionals. I over came my anxiety on my own. True, sometimes I can hear it whispering in the back of my head, but it is important to maintain your position. With medicine, could I fully stop it? Who knows, maybe.
I just wanted to let everyone know that may remember me, or might be new to this, that this is my final chapter of my experience with anxiety. It is a victory, a happy ending. It is possible that in the future I might have a new fear, but that can't be known for sure. For anyone who is interested in how I beat it, I will now explain my procedure.
Keep in mind, that while this worked for me, it might not work for you. I implore you to find your own solutions and fight against your fears. Do not be afraid of speaking to your doctor, and when you do make sure you LISTEN to them. They know what they are talking about.
Step 1: Realize that what you are experiencing is an anxiety attack and that is all it is. It can not hurt you. Your fears are feeding it. If you are afraid you have rabies, cancer, MS, or any other serious illness', it will use that against you.
Step 2: You are a very imaginitive person even if you do not know it. If anxiety can use your brain to make you feel like you actually have symptoms, or make an insanely real scenario in your mind, then you have a strong imagination. Use that against it! Give your anxiety a personality..realize that it is attacking you. That is what I did for my self. I started to see my anxiety attacks as a very real attacker. Like a flu, a virus. Once you give something a shape or a life, it is much more easy for your brain to challenge it.
Step 3: Do not ignore the facts. Let's say your fear is that you have cancer. You go to the doctor and get a scan done. The scan comes back showing negative. You are cancer free. YOU ARE CANCER FREE. Keep repeating that. Cancer does not hide, and then appear once you leave your doctor. While this won't cure your anxiety, it is an important step in the big step on the road to recovery.
Step 4: Build a wall with a defense that works for you. My defense was to interupt my anxiety attack like as if it was a child. When it started to fill my head with fears, I told it loudly and firmly in my mind, NO. No more, silence! I kept that up for weeks, until eventually I heard no more fears in my mind. That defensive wall can become thick...strong.
Step 5: Once you feel the grip of anxiety begin to slip, push harder. Don't slow down because you start to feel like you are winning. This is no time to take a break! Surround your self with positive things. Meditate, music, laughter. Trust me, you will feel your anxiety come back but you just have to trust in your self. Confidence is KEY.
Step 6: Confidence is KEY. Believe in your self, believe in your doctors. The stronger you see your self, the stronger you make you self, the weaker anxiety will be. If anxiety cripples you to your fear, than confidence releases you to positivity.
Step 7: Realize that you are not alone. You have friends, family. They need you, they want you to be ok. Don't do this just for your self..if you have a wife/husband or children, they need you. They rely on you. Win this fight..and if you need help, please seek it.
That is all, there is not anymore. Please start your fight, please never give up. If you feel you need help, search for it. There is no shame in getting someone to support you. With that, I say good bye to this experience. If you want to chat, send me a message.
Oh...and, good luck.
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