Anxiety, Blogger Help, Inspiration, Mental Health

An Open Letter To Someone Struggling With Anxiety

I have had my own set of struggles with anxiety. Phases where I just want to lay in bed and shut the world out.

I wake up in the morning and all I want to do is cry because all I hoped and prayed for was to die. People suspecting you’re not okay and wanting to cheer you up is the worst feeling ever; my heart beat always racing, feeling shaky, my appetite lost and not being able to breathe in social circumstances. But still I would be lying if I told you I know and understand exactly what you’re going through. I can’t! Cause we both know how this invisible illness affects people differently.

The only thing I’m sure of is we both have our good and bad days. Nobody will get that and you don’t really have to constantly apologize and feel guilty about it. I know how cliché this may sound but you are strong; You might not see it now but the fact that you unwillingly push yourself through day-to-day activities that makes you awesome!

Please stop blaming yourself! When you blame and shame yourself you tend to hurt yourself more. Treat yourself as you would a friend with malaria. Would you tell a friend that they are weak for taking paracetamol? To just snap out of it? No, you would give them so much compassion and kindness. Please be gentle to your aching heart.

I’m sorry have to deal with the stigma surrounding anxiety and mental illness in general. You don’t really know who to reach out for help cause all people say to you is “Life is to short to worry” and “It’s all in your head” or my favorite line “Let it go!”. You are not a stereotype and you are not worthless so don’t let the ignorant people around you put you down.

I normally don’t like hearing this when I’m high on anxiety but it’s the truth. It get better! Things will eventually get better! Maybe not today or tomorrow but a time will come when you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the world. Don’t push it, just take things slow but mark my words one day you will tell your story. You have been to hell and back and the world needs you and your story!

Over To You …

What is the one thing you would want people to know about your Mental Illness?

Thank you for reading. New post every Tuesday and Friday.

With Love,

Jade J.

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10 thoughts on “An Open Letter To Someone Struggling With Anxiety”

  1. Really great post❤️ I’m in the middle of a bad period( have lasted for months) and yes I have some good hours in between. It’s either the depression kicking or the anxiety eating me up. What I want to share is that give anxiety a name and a face. I can’t say it’s gonna work for you, but I talk to it and to myself. And like you say, take care of your heart. And do it slow. ❤️

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  2. Great post. I am also in a bad period when I feel that nothing is working out. I used to be a very energetic person and independent, but for the last two years I am practically prisoner in my own house, I don’t have a job, I don’t have money, no friends, no place to go. My life is a sad routine right now and I fight with myself to get through. Your post brought a little bit light and hope. Thank you and God bless you.

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    1. Aw! You literally described my life in 2017 and I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it is for you… I’m glad I brought a little hope to you lovely, thank you for reading and God bless you too. If you need someone to talk to let me know xo

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  3. Exactly, as I read what you say it brings back memories of my periods of anxiety (and depression). At the moment I’m going through a very good patch. I feel stronger than ever before. I also wonder if or when it’s going to return and what will trigger it, will my new found strength dessert me? I try not to dwell on that though. I’m grateful for the present and I can say for certain that you do come out of the dark tunnel.

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    1. Yeees! I know how stressful that can be, always hoping you stay on the good lane not knowing when and how it will hit you again but I agree you just have to be grateful for NOW.
      Thank you for reading xo

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