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Words From A Poet: Don't Believe The Lies That Your Anxiety Is Telling You

Words From A Poet: Don't Believe The Lies That Your Anxiety Is Telling You

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Jun. 14 2022, Published 1:01 p.m. ET

Anxiety can be crippling. It viciously attacks your body and mind. If you've experienced the depths of it you can already imagine what I'm referring to.

The knot in your stomach holds you back from being able to get out of bed in the morning. You feel the loneliest and misunderstood you've ever felt, even while being surrounded by those close to you. It can make you feel entirely separate from your body to point of not even recognizing the person that you see in the mirror.

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And, although the pain of anxiety is almost impossible to ignore, it isn't impossible to heal.

It's important that we put in the work necessary to heal from our trauma and allow our minds to live freely again.

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Don't Believe The Lies Your Anxiety Tells You

I believe in you

I believe that you deserve to stay living

I believe that you have the strength to keep breathing even though breathing is the hardest thing when crippled with anxiety

But I promise you...

the pain you’re feeling right now is only temporary, even though I know it’s scary

& life for you right now feels pretty heavy

But listen to me, there are many people in your life that love & care about you as a human being who deserves tranquility

So keep trying & keep climbing

& keep fighting when it’s exhausting

Because you’ll never know the kind of beauty that lies on the other side of the mountain

...if you never try or begin the climb

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You Are Worthy Of Healing

Your mistakes are not what define you

Your mistakes can only define you

based on how you survive them

& you haven’t made it this far in life

enduring all your pain & suffering

to give up now & make it all for nothing

So please just hold on...

One more day, one more hour, one more minute or whatever it takes

for you to understand that you deserve

to be living with your life worth having

& you’re worthy to be loved, including all your life’s damage

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The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project is an awesome team of people who support positive mental health and spread awareness about the truths of anxiety and depression.

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Their website reads, "Our mission is to elevate happiness throughout the world, while supporting those impacted by mental health issues. No one has to go through their journey alone. Our brand strives to show the world that it's okay to not be okay. We hope the encouragement from our fun-loving community gives everyone the strength to do what makes them happy."

If you're unsure where to begin your journey towards better mental health or just breaking the stigmas around it, check out their website and Instagram page. It's a great outlet for opening your mind and feeling less alone.

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