One of the hardest things to explain to someone is how it feels to live with chronic anxiety. Not only because everyone's experience is unique but also because the internal discomfort it causes is sometimes so difficult to put into words. It is like your mind is a battlefield and your body is home to the aftershocks. Your thoughts are are constanting firing back and forth, always trying to guess what is going to happen next, never resting. All the while your body is responding to it all, the tight chest, closing throat, racing heart and pit in your stomach. Some days are louder than others but it feels like it always there, lurking in the shadows, just waiting for the next thing to set it off. The constant thought spirals that start with "what if..." and end with you staying stagnant. Feeling like you're adrift at sea going no where yet paddling as fast as you can.
If you can relate to any of this, I want you to know you are not alone. I see you, I hear you, and I feel you. I know first hand how exhausting this warzone can be even when you seemingly have it "all together" on the outside. I know that there are days where it feels like your mind is like the energizer bunny while your body is begging you to rest. Together we can work to slow down your mind, learn how to be in the present, and untilmately for you to be able to live a life that is not run by your anxiety. I promise you, it is possible. You deserve it!