Your anxiety is lying to you.
Your depression is lying to you.
Your addiction is lying to you.
YOU. WILL. BE. FINE
For those experiencing anxiety or extremely low mood, the one thing you want is for it all to just stop. You feel like you can’t achieve anything or be anyone until that happens. So we hide away and shut ourselves off. You’ll get am invite to an invite and ask yourself, oh my how will I make it threw. What I’ve found most valuable, threw my experience and journey of living with anxiety is realizing that improvement can be incremental and that human connection is the way out of suffering.
Call up a dear friend. Whenever you feel like the word is against you call up that one friend, the one thats your ride or die. Talk to them NO MATTER THE DISTANCE!
Face to face contact. On a medical or science point of view, if you come into contact face to face with another human your body releases oxytocin, which increases levels of trust, and it lowers your cortisol levels, so it lowers your stress. Even if a short meet up for coffee or grab some lunch.
Volunteer at your favorite charity or organization. As humans we are compassionate beings, and when we care for one another it helps soothe our pain and suffering. When you come into contact with the needy you help yourself by releasing compassion and receiving love and appreciation.
Get close to an animal. Animals are amazing creatures and they can help with anxiety. If you already have a type of pet just sending 20 min can change your state of mind. If you don’t have a pet you can also visit a friend who has one or a farm, ranch with horses, if a zoo that lets you pet the animals.
All in all don’t let anxiety lead your life. When it appears like an old friend , takeout to coffee or a zoo and then part your ways with it and get back into your life.