I just want you to know that you’re going to be okay.
Being anxious it’s very uncomfortable, painful, and scary, but you’ll survive. These feelings can’t break you. They are going to fade very soon. I know it can feel unbearable, but I promise it will pass.
Just remember that all of this sadness, pain, anxiety, and fear are temporary. I know that sometimes it feels like it’s never going to end but trust that it will.
And I know that even the smallest things (in the eyes of other people) can feel overwhelming, stressful, or terrifying. And that is okay. A lot of people will tell you that it’s not a big deal, that it’s all in your head. But I know what you are going through. It’s not that simple. I’ve been there. I know how it feels.
Everyone feels anxious about different things. Also, know that there are some things in life that aren’t as scary as we deem them to be in our minds.
We all get lost in life at some point. It’s okay to not know everything.
You feel like there’s nothing that can be done to heal your pain, fix your wounds, and feel normal again. All seems lost. But sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.
Understand that although things may be difficult now, they will eventually get better. And please know that you are not alone.
Don’t spend so much time focused on all the negative things that can happen in the future. Instead, switch your attention to all the beautiful things that can happen too.
And stop comparing the past to the present. Go forward confidently into the future you are developing right now. Be thankful for those small blessings that grace your life each day.
When anxious thoughts come, tell yourself thoughts like “everything is going to be okay”, “these feelings are temporary“. Actively tell yourself the words you need to hear and over time, it will change your life.
I know it is easier said than done to stop thinking anxious thoughts. However, just being aware that you want to overcome these thoughts is a huge first step.
But most importantly, whenever you feel anxious, I want you to breathe. Sit down, shut your eyes, and focus on your breathing.
Breathe in slowly. And exhale.
Next, think about a happy place: somewhere you feel good, at peace. What can you see? How do you feel? What you can hear?
Take as long as you need. Make yourself feel like you are genuinely in your happy place.
This exercise is very powerful. When you imagine yourself in a location where you feel happy, you literally distract your mind from whatever you are anxious about.
Recognize that you are so amazing, so worthy, so loved, and brave.
You’ll get through this.
I love you, and I will always be here for you.
23 Replies to “An Open Letter To Anyone Struggling With Anxiety”
Very good post. Thank you
Thank you so much that is a answer I been looking for and I have been thinking forward and not thinking about my past and wondering if I go forward if it’ll be better for me and you answered my question go for it and forget about everything happened in my past and everything will be okay and and stop thinking so negative whatever happened to past is in the past everything will fall back into place as long as I think forward and live each day one at a time I’ll always stress about my future and hoping that everything will turn out okay and I just need to live for today and not what’s for tomorrow as long as I do good for my future everything will come out good every decision in life is what you make it if I make the same decisions as I do in the past everything will turn out bad but if I change everything around and do good and do everything differently and my changing of thinking Everything Will Change all for a good cause every time I think negatively now I know to read this letter and say to myself everything’s going to be okay your advice totally inspired me and it is a good anxiety technique for me and my breathing skills
Thank you for your beautiful words 🥰
Thanks 👍 so mutch…I have need that now in live time….GOD Bless you and all of us…
God no Fail!!!😎😎😇😇🤩🤩🙏🙏
Merci pour ces mots réconfortants. Je lirai et relirai ce texte à chaque fois que j’en aurai besoin. ❤️
Thank you for always making such beautiful posts!
This post is just what I needed to read today. I had a horrible anxiety attack that landed me in the hospital last week Thursday and every since then my mind has been racing with so many negative thoughts about my future. While the last 7 years of my life has been a whirlwind when it relates to my health, I always try to focus on the fact that it is temporary and all will be fine. I am forever grateful for my journey. Thank you for your reassurance!
Thanks for the post
Thanks for your lovely thoughts and words. It felt as if you ‘ve read my mind. It wa just what I needed to be reminded of.🙏💞
Necesitaba este mensaje, gracias por existir Kate ❤️
Great words. Thank you
I love what am reading,,such an inspirational piece.. thank you 🙏
Thank you for this beautiful post. 💜
Over thinking is such a mental workout.
I have chronic anxiety and it takes the fun out of everything, being spontaneous is a crime in my head.
I’m still learning & finding coping mechanisms that are comfortable for me to keep me calm & to cope… anxiety kinda sucks 😕
Thank you kati
Lots of love 💕😘
Thank you so much for this kind encouraging post♡ been going thru alot recently & just reading this made me feel like maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel 🙏❤
Thanks for this letter ,,🙏It is exactly what I needed to hear at the moment… I’m going through this and this made feel like there may be a light at the end of this long and dark tunnel 🤲💕
Thanks for this letter ,,🙏It is exactly what I needed to hear at the moment… 🤲💕
I’ve had a bad weekend with much anxiety and worries. This post turned up when I opened the 21 day-app and it’s exactly what i needed at this point in life and especially today. Thank you!
Thank you, It’s comforting knowing another has the courage to speak out about their experiences with anxiety. We will continue to heal more everyday, each time we strengthen our skills and realize we’re ok. This too shall pass🤍💖🌻