The chronic anxiety and depression symptoms that you experience are not your fault. I want to scream that from a mountain top. 😮 This information is especially for you if you have been labelled or accused of being “too sensitive.”
People who haven’t experienced an anxiety and depression state of being are quick to judge and quick to make suggestions.
Change your thoughts.
Change how you feel.
You should do this…you should do that.
𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐱𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭:
There is anxiety and there is 𝐀𝐍𝐗𝐈𝐄𝐓𝐘.
There is fear and there is 𝐅𝐄𝐀𝐑.
There is sad and there is 𝐒𝐀𝐃.
As I recovered from PTSD, I had people correct my language. When I would state I was terrified of _______, the person would change it to “sounds like you feel really uncomfortable.”
It makes no sense, I understand that. I don’t like it either, but I do not feel uncomfortable or uneasy.
Changing the wording was not helpful at all. Trying to figure it out logically was not helpful either.
Nobody can tell you what you should be feeling or how you are feeling. By addressing the root issues causing the triggers, we learn how to feel what we are feeling without letting it control our lives.
💛 We can spend our energy managing or masking the symptoms. Or we can start seeing that there is a problem with our system. Our system that sees people as robots AKA “human doings” instead of seeing people as unique individuals who have different aspects including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Anxiety & depression are not mental health issues. They are “whole person issues” and any aspect(s) can be out of balance.
𝐖𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦.
A system that sees that a person who experiences chronic anxiety and depression have root issues hidden within the body AND we can easily address those hidden issues.
✨ Recovery is possible.
It is a process. It doesn’t happen overnight. It happens over time as the root issues are processed in the body. And then, imagine what life could be like. When energy isn’t being used to fight off anxiety and depression symptoms, we start feeling better. When a person no longer experiences chronic anxiety and depression, life looks a lot different.