Anxiety – Moving past a Common Misconception
As we continue to touch on mental health and wellness – a reoccurring theme that is coming up these days seems to be Anxiety.
While there are those that say they don’t experience it, and those that have debilitating battles with it, finding a middle ground is sometimes not an easy task.
For those that feel like they do not suffer in this area, they have a hard time grasping that Anxiety is ‘a thing’.
Some feel like others should just suck it up and keep moving. Never dwelling in the moment, especially if it is a negative space.
For those that can sometimes be paralyzed by their thoughts and feelings. Not dwelling in the moment isn’t an option for them.
These fears, worries, anxieties – they can be consuming.
When having an anxiety attack, doing anything else – or moving on with the moment, can be utterly impossible.
Anxiety is real.
Our feelings are real.
And whether you yourself experience mental struggles, odds are that there are people around you that do.
Believing it it or not, trying to in the very least come to some sort of understanding so that we can help those around us is important.
For those that feel anxious – if you’re sitting there waiting for a time where these feelings will dissipate, you’ll most likely be waiting forever.
Being anxious, worried, fearful – at one point or another, these feelings will come back.
The people we surround ourselves with, the support tools we keep at our disposal. These are ways that we can help potentially lessen the effects of our mental struggles.
Support is everything.
Physical, Mental, or even just making it from morning to night. Having support will greatly affect the way you can transition through the ebb and flow of the every day.
The unknown can always be a fearful place.
Accepting change, going into unfamiliar territory, or just seeing what’s on the other side of the door is hard for the best of us.
When you have anxiety or struggle with mental health, the process of opening that door or moving into new territory can be a long and arduous process.
As adults, life is full of change and unknown.
Its no wonder why our struggles are rampant – especially in the current world we’re living in where we’re constantly told what is safe, what isn’t. To stay at home, to stay away from people – places – things.
Hurry up and wait for the next announcement that seems to only bring more uncertainty, more worry, more unknown.
We’re waiting for answers to questions that a year and a half ago, wouldn’t even be thought of.
We’re putting our trust in others to hopefully see it through to the other side of this.
Whether we believe or not in all of the news around the world and the measures that are in place, at this exact moment – things are as they are and the likelihood of one person changing the world at this time seems highly unlikely.
We can throw around worry, blame, regret. We can shout from the roof tops that we believe, or that people are wrong.
Until we are in the position and power to enact these changes, its hard to say exactly how we might react.
For the majority of us – this is our first pandemic.
Those that are trying to lead us are dealing with something they have never dealt with before.
People are doing the best that they can.
Granted – some peoples ‘best’ doesn’t always amount to the best we might be hoping for.
But we are all trying.
Whether you believe in the mental struggles or anxiety of others or not, it doesn’t make it any less real.
If you have questions – ask.
Learn more, and learn how you can support those around you.
If you can help – do it.
Offer support to those that need it most.
If you can change the world – step up.
Actions speak louder than words and everyone is eagerly awaiting the same outcome to all of this right now.
But no matter what – Remember.
We are all human. We all feel and we all have our battles.
Never look at someone and assume their position.
Until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes, you won’t be able to understand why they are the way they are.
So let us all be a bit more understanding.
A bit more forgiving.
A bit more supportive.
As we approach the next closed door, let’s open it and move through together.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.