The Strongest Women Are The Women With Anxiety
They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. If that’s true, then us women who suffer so badly from anxiety conditions are the strongest of all.
As we all know too well, when you have anxiety you’re trapped in a constant battle with your own mind. Every second of every day, you’re fighting just to keep control. It makes you doubt yourself. It makes you afraid to speak up, or to crack jokes, or even to get out of bed and hop in the shower. It’s exhausting.
Sometimes you win. Sometimes the grey clouds that hover over your head clear for a moment. Everything seems brighter, colors look more vivid. But more often than not, you lose. You’re pulled back down into that pit and you’re forced to start over again from scratch.
Doing this over and over again day after day wears us down. But the important thing is that we get back up every time we’re knocked down. That’s what makes us so incredibly, uniquely strong. Perseverance. We hang in there, no matter how hard things get. We put ourselves in the firing line, knowing it’s going to hurt. We force ourselves to do the things we don’t want to do – even if we’re not successful every time.
We go on. We keep trying. We don’t give up, even though it hurts.
It’s too easy to just throw in the towel. It’s easy to give up, to decide that we’re going to stay inside all day and binge watch Netflix. Sometimes, that’s exactly what we do – sometimes it’s exactly what we need.
But most of the time, we push through. We get ourselves up, we feed ourselves, we keep ourselves functioning. That is the truly incredible thing. That’s what makes us so special. That’s what makes you so strong.
It’s hard being human at the best of times, but when a single thought or trigger can send your mind spinning off into a horrible, panicky train of thought at a moment’s notice the process of being alive can seem like nothing but a sick joke.
We all have good days and bad days. We have days when things seem to be a little easier, when everything seems to go that bit smoother. We also have days when it feels like we just can’t catch a break. Days when no matter how hard we try, nothing goes our way.
You try so hard. You give it your all, but sometimes it’s like it’s just never enough for you to feel normal. It’s never enough for you to feel like other people seem to feel. You look at them, wondering how they can live so easily and carefree while you’re melting down in anxiety. But you don’t give up.
And that’s the reason you’re so strong – that’s the reason all of us are so incredibly inspiring. As hard as it gets, we hang in there, for better or worse. We endure. We go on towards a brighter future – and we do it because we know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. We never give up hope. We know it will all work out in the end. All we have to do is persevere, to get back up regardless of how many times life knocks us down and for that, we’re the strongest women in the world.