I talk a lot about my anxiety because when I was younger, I had no idea that I even had it. For years, I thought freaking out over things was normal. Being a worrywart was part of my charm. In reality, anxiety was ruling my life by making my brain constantly create what-if scenarios. Anxiety added stress to my life without me even knowing it.
Until this past year, managing my anxiety was something I didn’t know I had to do. I definitely didn’t know how to do it. Not only did I have to learn how to manage my anxiety, I had to learn how to cope with having a mental illness. One of the most important (although most difficult) things I learned about my anxiety is that it’s not going away. It’s something that I have to deal with for life, but it can be dealt with.
If you’re feeling anxious, know that it’s going to be okay. You can start to deal with your anxiety by reading these 10 tips: