Anxiety is out of control.

I'm 18 and life is going pretty well for me right now which means I'm worrying about random things. My worries switch and I go through phases of panicking about different things but at the moment, I'm freaking out about the thought of death, growing old and the meaning of life. It's exhausting and the thoughts I'm having right now are terrifying.

Any advice on how to stop or comfort my anxiety?

I find it difficult to open up to my friends and family too and I can't afford therapy or anything. I know I'm not alone though. Thank you to anyone who writes back! I just need a little push in the right direction.

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  • Honestly, look to God. Jesus will help you fight this. He is with us all. 😚

  • Do not be afraid. You are much stronger than you know. It will get better. Look up the story of Job in the Bible, it gives me hope. I struggle tremendously, but faith is finding it's way back to me.

  • Thank you for your kind words! ☺️

  • Anytime 🙄sometimes all we need is some support and uplifting words to pull through the worst of days.

  • Completely agree. It's good to know you're not alone and there are genuinely nice people out there who are willing to lend some advice

  • Of course. I struggle badly but I keep the hope and faith...even if my faith feels small, I keep going.

  • I can relate. it's good to have positivity even if you do have bad days tbh.

  • Mine started around your age and I overcame it many of times. The thing to do is make peace within yourself. It's easier said than done. But it can be done. I did it many of times.

  • Thank you! I needed that tbh! I hope you have a good day.

  • Hi Applepie

    Anxiety sticks around because the natural reaction is to try fight it, try to control it, to not feel the anxiety. Apologies if this comes across as being blunt but this is the wrong approach to remove anxiety. To remove anxiety, give up the struggle, give up trying to control it, give up trying to rid yourself of the scary thoughts and feelings and let it all be there without any resistance. It is the constant fighting or trying to do something about it which is the exhausting part. Try doing absolutely nothing about the symptoms and they will gradually disappear.

  • Thank you for the advice! I agree with what you're saying. It's hard though.

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