Hey everyone, I posted something on here a little bit ago, and I just wanted to clarify what I was saying. I am in no way trying to undermine how awful anxiety is. Believe me, I understand. I understand the fear, the worry, the pain of it all. I have reached a point when I was so stressed, that I couldn't actually stress anymore. I have had panic attacks, heart poundings, derealization, depersonalization, dizziness, head pressures, brain zaps, etc. etc. I was in no way trying to minimize how any of you feel. Ugh, I see people in person being able to do things with such ease and I'm like, "I used to be that way. What happened?"
What I was trying to say was that anxiety is awful, but I don't want to live my life around feeling it. I want to overcome it. I want to beat it, and based off of a lot of people I've read about and met, it is possible.
I've had coaches that experienced GAD and have completely overcome it. My original intent was to reassure anyone, which I guess didn't come off in that way. What I believe is that the person you were before this, you can be again. I refuse to believe that severe anxiety is a sealed deal. I mean, after you hit rock bottom, the only place left to go is up, right?
So, I was in NO way trying to offend. I swear, none at all. I was trying to help and I really hope it didn't hurt anyone's feelings. I know how you feel. I'm not a person who can't relate trying to make your situations sound easy. It's so not. It's the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with, but I just don't want anyone to feel like this is all they'll have in life. Like, this is all there is for them. I don't want anyone to have to expect to live like this forever because I do believe that we CAN overcome it, it's just about having the right tools and persevering.
I hope you all understand where I was coming from and I wish you all a great week.