This is a letter to you, Anxiety. The pain in my ___ (fill in the blank ;) ). The thing I so desperately want to get rid of but no matter how hard I fight, you still seem to show your ugly head. How I wish so badly that you were not a part of my life. Why must you be there when I am out with friends or family? Why are you there when I am at work? Why are you there when I am trying to have fun? Why can’t you just leave me alone!
Here’s the thing, Anxiety. And I am going to be really honest and open with you. I hate you. Yep, I said it. I hate you. I hate every part of you. I do not openly welcome you in my life and I certainly did not ask you to stay. I will try everything in my power to get rid of you. I will seek out professional help and I will sit in endless hours of meditation.
But I will tell you what I will not do. I will not sit at home alone because you make it too hard to leave. I will not go from my dreams because you try to defeat me. No! I will not allow you to take over my life. You want to fight, let’s fight. You want to make my stomach turn upside down and make my hands shake, so be it. You want to make up millions and millions of obsessive thoughts, negative thoughts that you think I will believe. Well, you are so wrong!
So I say to you Anxiety, you may have won at certain times in my life but I will not let you take over my life. I will continue to fight you. Because I am so over you!