Embrace Your Anxiety

Hey, my Feisty Ones!

“Excuse my awkwardness, I have anxiety,” I say as I walk into the Chambers’ house. This day is unlike any other day. The Chambers’ house is full of laughter and whines. Usually a quiet bliss now holds a new adult, four children, and a small dog. Usually, I am very insecure about my awkwardness because I’m a very extraverted person. Yeah, it’s difficult to be a contradictory.

Thankfully, my boss instantly sees, knows about my anxiety, and sticks me by her side until I calm down. The more I work at my internship, the more confident I get. So that’s why I want to inform the world.

EMBRACE YOUR ANXIETY!

Don’t be afraid or ashamed of it. It’s just a small piece of the puzzle that forms you. I have three tips to how to embrace it.

First, analyze the room around you; most of the time, the room is not so scary and intimidating. If it still seems scary, quickly find an escape. You don’t have to stay in a situation that makes you feel as if the world is ending. LEAVE.

Second, if you decided to stay, find your safe zone AKA haven. It can be a person, an object, or a part of the room that you feel comfortable enough to let your true colors shine.

Third, remember to breathe. Not just because it calms you down, but because if you don’t, you will faint. Then all the awkwardness that you felt, everyone else in the room is now feeling. Don’t be a buzz kill. You don’t want to be remember as the person who fainted at brunch.

Never feel alone. Many people suffer from anxiety. Some are just better at hiding it. I have anxiety, and I’m proud because it’s a part of me. Once I started to embrace it, my life got a lot less scary, and I finally started to live.

Let me know in the comments below if you suffer from anxiety and if you have any tips or advice. Make sure to share with someone who needs some advice.

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