The key ingredient that puts everything together, impatience is the result of being dissatisfied or angry about slow progress, being overwhelmed by this new direction that you are taking can make you feel like you’re losing the motivation to keep on the path of change. Move forward and let time pass, make patience a strength of yours no matter how many setbacks occur during your recovery from your anxiety disorder. You may be wanting to become that fearless free person that you once were, it may be because you want to become that social butterfly again or stop the health concerns you have once and for all that lead you to what’s commonly known as health anxiety. Whatever the reason continue to remind yourself of the benefits of overcoming your current condition and use it to add fuel to your patience.
We can all use a little more patience, even now after I’ve found natural recovery from 6 years of debilitating anxiety and panic, I still struggle with patience in many aspects of my life, but I remind myself one of the main needs of a human being which is growth, we don’t grow as people without patience. Remind yourself how long you’ve been suffering from an anxiety disorder for, no one can predict when you will fully desensitize yourself from your fears and become that strong, confident person you once were again.
“If you are facing in the right direction, all you have to do is keep on walking.”
Patience is a skill, and like any skill there is in life patience takes proper repetition. Since this is the final step in the how to stop anxiety posts I want to remind you of how great you can be, whether you believe it or not at this moment doesn’t matter because it’s in you. Overcoming an anxiety disorder arms you with such incredible tools that you might not realize at the moment, but once these steps are implemented over and over you’ll be able to take on anything in your life knowing that you overcame an anxiety disorder that once ruled your life in many aspects. This takes a keen understanding, daily inspiration and constant action but you’ll get there once a firm decision is made, how do I know this? Because there was a night in my life at the height of my anxiety disorder where I looked death straight in the face and almost took the plunge, but decided I wanted more out of life. Will you take this day to make the same decision as I did? Or will you continue convincing people of your fears that keep you in a cycle of panic and anxiety, and stay a victim of your behavioral issues? I hope you’ll choose option #1 and if you need a dose of daily inspiration the anxious athlete story is right around the corner…