Not letting anxiety and fear win

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Through the years, I’ve missed out on so many opportunities and experiences because I was scared. All because I overthink every single detail about every possible situation and basically let fear win. I’m not proud of this but it is what it is. Other times, though, I brush off all the negative thoughts and push myself into doing whatever it is that I was stressing about. More often than not I end up having a great time despite all the anxiety I put myself into at the beginning.

Today I’m going to a concert alone. Needless to say, I’ve been thinking about it for weeks (maybe even since I bought the ticket months ago). Getting more anxious about it as today approached. At one point I considered selling my ticket, even if I knew I was meeting the band. I didn’t want to take the train alone there, queue alone (even if you always meet people there), being in the crowd alone, forgetting all the lyrics (I know it’s stupid), and going back home alone... I’ve been imagining what can happen and what I’d do in every different situation. This made me more anxious at first but after imagining it a few times it feels okay and I’ve not been panicking about it as much. I was told imagining what can happen helped, and it sort of did so I might carry on doing this in other situations.

Anyway, I’m not saying I’m not scared because I sure am but I’m a bit more confident about the whole thing. I just don’t want to let anxiety win. I want to go to the concert and have a good time. I’m just tired of missing out on things because I’m terrified of what might happen. People always say you need to do things that scare you, step out of your comfort zone. Whilst this is true, it also is extremely hard to convince yourself that you are completely capable of doing said things. But we all need to motivate ourselves to go out and do stuff, to just fucking live a little, have fun.

I’ve also been anxious about a lot of other stuff. Like university things, other concerts that I’m going to and general life stuff but after writing this post I feel a little bit more positive about everything. I know I can get through all this stuff and I just need a little bit of motivation to keep pushing on; maybe just looking forward to the little things will help. I don’t know where I wanted to go with this post but in all honesty, it’s been helpful to just write it down.

I’m rambling now so I’m just gonna leave this here. Just want to say that if you are also like this and often let fear and anxiety take over, I hope you know you aren’t alone and I hope that you find something big enough to motivate you to get you out of your comfort zone. Even if it’s only to prove to yourself that you can do it, because you can and you will be so proud of yourself afterward, and I will too, you/we got this.

Anna x

6 comments

  1. I don't suffer from anxiety but I get anxious quite easily in certain situations, but I do try to step out of my comfort zone as I know that's when great things happen! It is so hard though! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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    1. It is hard but I'm glad you try to step out of your comfort zone!!! And yes usually something good happens! :)
      Anna x

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  2. I have an anxiety disorder and i can relate to this post so much. Thanks for sharing :)

    xx
    Jonine | joninegarcia.com

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    1. No problem. Hope you are feeling well :)

      Anna x

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  3. yay for you feeling more confident. i also love how blogging about it has helped too...blogging can be so therapeutic. it's good for the soul! ♥

    consider this comment some more motivation for you to keep pushing and smashin' it girlie

    i hope you had a great time at the concert, sweets. i know first hand how hard it can be sometimes when anxiety takes over, but you can do it!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much for this comment, honestly. You just made my morning!

      Anna x

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