I’m sharing my experience with Panic Disorder/PTSD, some of the resources I’ve found, and what I learned during my recovery process in hopes to help anyone struggling with something similar. You are not alone. Anxiety is extremely common and you can tackle it. You will get your life back. You won’t take anything for granted and you’ll be stronger than ever. Your future is bright—kick anxiety’s ass!!
Since my first panic attack while I was driving in September of 2013, followed by an ambulance ride to the ER, it’s been quite a journey. It has been tough, and at times I thought impossible, but I’m really proud of where I am today. My husband, family and friends have been extremely supportive during this process. While I’d be happy to share more details of my story later, I wanted to share resources I’ve found along the way that have impacted my recovery in a positive way.
My Blog Name, Positively Anxious, is to remind you that you can turn debilitating anxiety into a positive opportunity for personal growth. It doesn’t have to be in charge of your life forever, and it won’t be. Keep your chin up, you can do it! Your current situation is just a speed bump on your road of life. Don’t give up hope that things will get better, and you’ll be a better and stronger person for it. As my Dad says, “Deal with the cards you’re dealt.” It’s not always easy, but it’ll be worth it!
My sister made a comment during my recovery that has stuck with me. I told her, “Yea I’m getting there, but still I’m still not feeling 100%.” And she responded, “no one is ever 100%.” This is so true! We always have something to improve or work on in life.
I hope you find some of these tools as helpful as I did and still currently do!
My Mom got me the cute American Greeting’s card above about the speed-bump scenario! 😉 It says “On the highway of life, there are bound to be some bumps on the road…” and the inside reads: “…along with crater-sized potholes, backed-up construction traffic, and that one jerk who always cuts you off. (But anyway, you’ll get through it.)”
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