Q: I’m getting tired of trying to fight my anxiety. It’s literally wearing me out. I’m exhausted and genuinely don’t know where to turn. I’m not sure how long I can keep up the fight. Nothing has worked so far. Am I doing something wrong?
A: High anxiety can be brutal at times, so the natural reaction is to fight against it. It’s actually the last thing you want to do because it’s a fight you’ll never win. How can we win a fight against something that’s perfectly natural, and part of who we are?
The only way you should be fighting anxiety is with a ‘get up and go’ attitude, rather than actually trying to fight it. You have to have plenty of spirit and energy to overcome high anxiety, and this sort of attitude will help you. It will start to become counterproductive when you think you have to fight the natural feelings that come with anxiety.
Instead, you have to let the feelings that come with anxiety exist, accept them, and STOP fighting them. If you try and fight them it won’t work – you’ll just keep getting frustrated. Let them pass through you, because eventually they’ll go. When you reduce your high anxiety by achieving balance, it won’t affect you like it does now.
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