What to do when you feel like things are tough

Life is hard. Not just for me but for everyone. People go through crap every single day. Some worse than others but to everyone their problems are a big deal because in reality they are since it's happening to them.

I am someone who can go from feeling really low to all of a sudden feeling perfectly fine but in a blink of an eye, I can go from being perfectly fine to feeling really low. Anxiety is no joke and honestly in the last two weeks it has reminded me that it still lurks in the depths of my brain. It didn't want to be forgotten, so it came back with a vengeance but guess what, I won't let it win.

When I begin to feel the symptoms of despair and helplessness, my instincts kick in. I instantly think to myself, "oh hell no, not again" and I work so hard at reminding myself every day, every hour and every minute that it's really not that bad. It's a funny thing when you're brain tricks you into thinking that it's all falling apart and crumbling, when everything literally has a solution and can actually be fixed. It's funny that way. 

Okay, so now a list of the things I do when my anxiety kicks in. 

Medicate. I take a herbal medicine called VC-15 Forte, it is an all natural stress remedy that I truly believe helps me. It's a drinkable vial that you take once a day for a month and I find that my symptoms of stress and anxiety begin to diminish within a solid week. I'll take it for about a month and then take a month off because I don't want to be dependant on it, I want to make sure I can still live my life knowing that I don't necessarily need it! 

Talk to someone. Now this one is key. Whenever I really feel low and like my world is crumbling beneath me I talk to Brent, my mom, my sister or my friends. I need to be able to have someone give me a hug and tell me that it's all going to be okay and that I'm stronger than the anxiety because sometimes you just need a little lovin' alright?! 

Workout. Okay, this one can be tough because when I'm really feeling crappy no part of me wants to do anything at all. When I do feel unmotivated all I have to do is look at my fitness feed and it reminds me of how far I have come and how I KNOW I will feel better afterwards, even if its for a fleeting moment I always feel better after a workout. 

VEG OUT. Seriously, sometimes you just need a good Netflix binge, some cheese heavy pizza and to just block it all out. I give myself ONE day when I'm feeling really down to sulk and let my emotions get the best of me but then I try to keep busy and stay productive. 

Last but not least, FAKE IT. If there is one thing I can be really good at it's faking that things are peachy keen. I know it's probably not the healthiest thing to do but sometimes you gotta fake it till you make it baby! 

Those are a few things that I try to do when I'm feeling like my anxiety is getting the best of me. What are some things my fellow anxiety-ee's do? I'd love to know!! 

Have a great week friends! XO 

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