Anxiety is a world that I don’t think one can really appreciate without having traveled there in person. I don’t even think that every who who experiences anxiety experiences it the same way. For me, the voice in my head is louder and makes much more sense than the voices around me. It reminds me of every failure, every worry, every fear, and anything else that could possibly go wrong in my life. It is often the blinders that keep me on the path to mediocrity and the bit I chomp at when I am frustrated with myself for being my own beast of burden.
The upside? It doesn’t have to last forever!! With the right support system and some (a lot in my case) of therapy, you can begin to talk down the harmful voice in your head that is locking you inside of yourself. For me, the most important thing I have done to help myself is to alert my family and let them know when I am feeling anxious so they can monitor the things I say and help talk me down off of mental ledges. I used to be ashamed to admit that I had these feelings, but my family doesn’t judge me and they genuinely want to help me get to a place where I can be free to enjoy my life without the shadows of my mind clouding my thoughts.
Check out The Life Of A Music Monkey for more fun readin’ about my life with Chiari Malformation!!