After two years of living with general anxiety and panic disorder, not much have changed. To be quite honest, I think things might have gotten a bit worse. Along with more frequent anxiety/panic attacks, I have developed digestive issues which cause so much discomfort. And if you are like me where health is the source of your anxiety, these digestive symptoms like chest pain, burning of the throat and feeling like you can’t breathe properly are all recipes for anxiety and panic attacks. At least for me they are.
One thing that I’ve realized after reflecting on the two years is noticing that I’ve become comfortable with anxiety. I woke up knowing what to expect and not doing much about it. I had no goals, I had no routines or practices to combat the anxiety. I kind of just fed directly into it. You can’t expect different results by doing the same thing over and over. So, I decided to set some goals for myself for the coming year to finally try to get this thing under control.
I want to get back to living my life and back to feeling like myself again. But it’s going to take a lot of work on my part. Work that I am willing and ready to do.