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Brisbane women share their stories about the good, the complicated and everything in between. This month we discuss: anxiety.
MS SCAREDY-CAT COPING WITH MY ANXIETY IS THE HARDEST THING I’VE DONE.”
or me, the feeling and emotion of anxiety started at just five years of age. Obviously then, I had no idea what it was; I just recall feeling ‘scared’ but unable to describe what I was scared of. As I grew up, the feeling of anxiety grew with me. But it wasn’t until I was 12 years old that it began to consume me. Fortunately, with the undeniable support and love of my family, I was introduced to coping strategies that included: sleeping techniques, beginner’s meditation, consults with a child psychologist and staying focused on my passions. Coping with my anxiety has certainly been the hardest thing I’ve done. But, I’m grateful to have learnt techniques to combat it so that it never consumes me again. Although I’m confident that anxiety will always be prevalent in my life and something I need to consciously work on, I’m okay with it and have never felt happier or more at ease.
t took me visiting a psychic medium to realise that my partying lifestyle was causing me anxiety. My MondayWednesdays after the weekend used to be unbearable, I would be so anxious to the point of experiencing panic attacks. I visited a psychic (to discuss my future) MY PARTYING but the moment I sat down she jumped straight into my partying habits, which she LIFESTYLE GAVE linked to my anxiety. It was the craziest ME SEVERE experience, I hardly even told her my name ANXIETY.” and she spoke in such detail of certain episodes and dreams I had experienced. The session was almost like a form of therapy for me, I took onboard what she said and took control of my lifestyle. It’s been five months and my headspace is so much clearer.
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