Anxiety, I swear you find me at the worst times. You tell me to think about things that don’t even deserve a second thought. You grip my chest in a way that breathing becomes almost impossible. You make my heart race and tears fall from my eyes. You crush me and twist my emotions until I feel insane. You make me fear things that are out of my control. And when we fight, you tend to win.
But, here’s what I say to you, Anxiety:
Yes, I am afraid. Yes, I am overwhelmed. Yes, my life is not going how I expected. Yes, I feel weak when you barge in. Yes, I feel helpless when you take over. And yes, I feel like giving in when you put up a fight. But no, I refuse to stop fighting. No, I am not crazy. No, I have people who love me. No, you won’t rule me forever. And no, I won’t let you dictate my happiness.
So, don’t get too comfortable, Anxiety. Because I refuse to keep you around.
Until next time,