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Topic: How to live and accept life with situational anxiety

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. Linda06
    Linda06 avatar
    1 posts
    8 June 2020
    I recently learnt to accept and sit with my anxiety recently instead of always fighting it. I suffer from situational anxiety of which due to the recent conditions of 2020 - my anxiety has had a field day with it. Even though I get professional help, meditate etc my friends said that they are worried for me because I am always anxious which has now got me in a head spin because I had finally accepted myself with anxiety and had decided to sit with it instead of always fighting it. But with my friends and peers always judging me in that way I am now finding it hard to accept my anxietyy, just be me, know i am not always going to be perfect and have kind of gone backwards. Has anyone else experienced this? What are some tips for going forward and accepting a life full of situational anxiety. Also getting nervous at the thought of always dealing with these painful anxiety events. Cheers
  2. Sophie_M
    Sophie_M avatar
    3434 posts
    8 June 2020 in reply to Linda06
    Hey Linda, we're so grateful that you have reached out to our community tonight, we know that it is not an easy thing to do and you have shown a lot of strength in sharing your story. We're also really sorry to hear of the difficult past few months that you have been through. But please know that you've come to a safe, non-judgemental space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, and our wonderful community is here to provide you with as much support, advice and conversation as you need.
    If you feel up to it, we'd also recommend reaching out to our Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service. The website will be regularly updated with information, advice and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health during this time. You can also call our dedicated support line, staffed by mental health professionals, which is available 24/7 on 1800 512 348.
    We hope that you keep checking in to let us know how you're going, whenever you feel up to it.
  3. tired_magpie
    tired_magpie avatar
    5 posts
    9 June 2020 in reply to Linda06

    hey!

    first of all, congrats for turning the acceptance corner! even if it feels like you're sliding back, i promise that nothing can erase progress and realizations once they've happened; progress is not linear and you're not being graded on efficiency!

    finding that acceptance within yourself is kind of a perfect precursor to beginning to deal with other people's bullshit. i wish i could tell you that there was a foolproof way to convince others that you have a medical condition and that the anxiety generated by your brain is not your fault, but it's unfortunately true that some people are just not going to get it. in saying this though, it's certainly possible that over time they can become more understanding. when people care about you, their minds are more open to change. this might mean submitting to the mortifying ordeal of talking about your mental illness, but in my experience, once people feel like you're being open with them, they react positively.

    no matter what happens tho, stay strong and know that we're all behind you!

    - elijah

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