Anxiety is an intense feeling of worry or fear that can take over your everyday life. You may need some encouragement as you work towards recovery. It is helpful to keep a book of quotes nearby in case you ever need a pick me up during this time and to know you are not alone.
One helpful quote would be by hypnotherapist Dorothy M. Neddermeyer who says that “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” This means that we all have experiences whether they are good or bad. We cannot stop having experiences and we also cannot control what we do and do not experience. But the biggest part about being alive is how we respond to our experiences. We can choose to either hide from the experiences that make us want to run and hide or we can face them. Therapy is a great way to help experience as much as you can without experiencing that intense worry that you are keen to.
Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh said “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” It means that those with anxiety are used to worrying since it is an emotion more constant to them than any other emotion. They would rather experience a familiar feeling no matter how uncomfortable it is than to experience the unexpected. The truth is that you should be experiencing a whole range of emotions instead of an intense worry all of the time. By going into treatment, you will learn that worrying should not have to be a safety net to new experiences as it can hold you back from trying anything new.
American author Dan Millman said “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” These thoughts of intense worry can weigh us down and we want them to stop but by trying to stop them, you can stress yourself out even more. The important thing is to let these thoughts pass and not influence what you will do next. You are the one in control. There are a lot more quotes out there from various people either those with anxiety or without who can teach you to get out of bed feeling happy and that you are not alone.
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