Discovering the truth about anxiety helped me completely change the way I deal with it. So, what is the truth about anxiety, and how can it help you?
It was an eye-opening experience when I first looked into anxiety – to say the least!
For many years I thought I was the only person on the planet going through it.
That changed rapidly when I googled ‘Anxiety’ for the first time and read about other people’s anxiety-related symptoms and experiences.
This was some time ago now. Today, life is different.
Back then, anxiety consumed me. I battled with it from the moment I woke up to when I struggled to get to sleep at night.
Every day was a living nightmare.
It’s hard to describe just how bad it was, but if you’re reading this, I’m sure you have a good idea.
Answers were the one big thing I craved when I was suffering from crippling anxiety.
No matter how hard I searched, I couldn’t find them.
Don’t get me wrong – there was always plenty of information and advice available. But most of it was rubbish or a scam to get my money.
After decades of being frustrated and disillusioned, I decided to find the answers myself.
On this journey, there was no greater discovery than what I’m about to share with you.
It saved me years of suffering and pain. It was literally a lifesaver.
I hope it does the same for you.
Truth #1: There is NO cure for anxiety (and there never will be)
No wonder I looked for a ‘cure’ for my anxiety for as long as I did.
It’s because it doesn’t exist!
Stop wasting your precious time and effort.
Stop pulling your hair out and hitting bricks walls.
There is no cure for anxiety.
But don’t worry – anxiety not having a cure isn’t a bad thing.
This key piece of knowledge isn’t designed to reinforce the belief that nothing can be done about high anxiety. In fact, it’s the complete opposite.
It’s great news.
It just means we have to look at anxiety differently.
It means you can stop chasing a cure you’ll never find and, instead, focus on managing your anxiety better.
Or, as I put it, get more BALANCE in your life.
So, that’s truth number one to help you on your new journey – there is no cure for anxiety and your search stops here.
Truth #2: It’s IMPOSSIBLE to eliminate anxiety
If you’re looking for a solution or method that will get rid of your anxiety, stop the heartache and frustration right now.
Like a cure, it won’t happen.
It’s impossible to get rid of anxiety.
Anxiety forms part of who we are. It’s here to stay.
At times, it will feel like your enemy – but it’s not. When we learn to work with anxiety, we transform the way we feel about it.
Plus, anxiety isn’t something you want to get rid of.
Look at it like this…
When you get angry or upset, do you want to get rid of the emotions of anger and sadness completely?
Of course not.
We accept these emotions as part of our lives.
They might come with unwanted feelings and mental pain, but that’s part of the balance of living.
If we accept that getting angry and upset is part of life, isn’t it time we started accepting that it’s also normal to get anxious?
It’s easy to forget that anxiety is normal.
When we’re dealing with high anxiety, we’re dealing with higher than normal anxiety – that’s it.
Anxiety only becomes abnormal and something we need to tackle when it stays with us – when it feels like we can’t shake it off.
That’s when we know we have to manage it better – not get rid of it.
Overcoming anxiety is a life’s journey
I’ve mentioned ‘the journey’ a few times.
Overcoming anxiety is a life’s journey – one that doesn’t end.
Life has a habit of throwing all kinds of stuff at us – good and bad.
The trick is making this journey a more pleasurable one.
There are lots of ways we can do it. Things like living in the moment a bit more, and being able to stop our overthinking and worry – these things will do the trick.
Anxiety might feel like it’s winning right now, but if you’re willing to make some small steps, it won’t stay like that.
Let’s not allow anxiety to keep us trapped and stuck in the mud – let’s keep moving forward.
Here’s a couple of suggestions…
Read my bestselling book, Anxiety Rebalance – it has all the answers you need.
Join the Rebalance Club.
Or continue having a read of the blog.
Whatever you choose, I wish you all the best on your new journey.