It’s Not You ~ It’s the System

The chronic anxiety and depression symptoms that you experience are not your fault. I want to scream that from a mountain top. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ This information is especially for you if you have been labelled or accused of being โ€œtoo sensitive.โ€

People who havenโ€™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 thisโ€ฆyou should do that.

๐๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ฑ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ:

There is anxiety and there is ๐€๐๐—๐ˆ๐„๐“๐˜.

There is fear and there is ๐…๐„๐€๐‘.

There is sad and there is ๐’๐€๐ƒ.

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 โ€œsounds like you feel really uncomfortable.โ€



It makes no sense, I understand that. I donโ€™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.

๐Ÿ’› 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 โ€œhuman doingsโ€ 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 โ€œwhole person issuesโ€ and any aspect(s) can be out of balance.

๐–๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐š ๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ.

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.

โœจ Recovery is possible.

It is a process. It doesnโ€™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 isnโ€™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.

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