This too shall pass. That’s a hard pill to swallow when nothing seems to be going right, but I will say, in my experience, it is true. Another good saying is, “Time heals all.”
When I first started getting panic attacks, I was a sophomore in college. I thought I was having a heart attack. I thankfully come from a family where people suffer from anxiety to my mom was quick to realize what exactly I was experiencing. Once the panic valve opened, if never shut off.
Things that used to be enjoyable now seemed impossible – like dinner with my friends, a haircut or even sitting down and just talking with family. Everything seemed scary. There were times over the years I thought my life as I knew it was over. I was mad. Mad because I felt like I had been given this gift of charisma and now felt like it had been snatched away from me.
Years passed. I learned how to deal with it. I learned because I had anxiety, didn’t mean I was broken. I was getting hip to the idea that people could still hire me, or want me in their lives in general even with anxiety.
Now, even though I still deal with it on a regular basis, I have over the years found my confidence in other meaningful ways. I have found purpose which for me is a big deal. So keep on searching, and if things feel stagnant or you start to get down, just remember…. This too shall pass.
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