Something that people without anxiety won’t understand.
“I didn’t feel like this before.”
We have lived our lives feeling normal, until this anxiety disorder developed. Now we feel anxious most of the time, in situations where we never felt anxious before.
I think back to some of the things I used to do and how i would have friends i could easily talk to one on one.
I think back to how I used to feel comfortable in a gym class or martial arts class. Now I’m experiencing too much anxiety to enjoy the class.
Where did my old self go?
This question used to bother me and stress me a lot.
It’s especially difficult when i can’t explain or get others to truly understand how I feel.
After time though, it’s become easier to accept that I feel this way now. It’s been so long that I almost don’t remember how I felt before.
Getting comfortable with your situation right now is an important part of recovery. Sure the emotions are strong and the symptoms are not comfortable, but there can be a sweetness to feeling calm and accepting of the feelings as part of the plan.
So beautiful patience 12