It’s been a little over 3 and a half months since I’ve been off of my daily anxiety medication. Though this journey has mostly been good, like everything in life there has been so not so good times.
The past couple of weeks I was very anxious, especially leading up to my birthday. Leading up to my birthday I was having panic attacks and stomach aches everyday (When a person is anxious, their body shuts down therefore stomach aches are likely to occur but this is not the case for everyone). The anxiety (I think) was due to this being the first birthday without my Nana. Mia, Nana, and I share the same birthday, so Mia and I were definitely worried about how this birthday was going to be. In celebrating our beautiful grandmother, we decided to celebrate but lower key celebrations than we usually do. On the day of my birthday and after I’ve been getting back to not being so anxious all the time.
I’ve had days where I don’t want to leave the house because of my anxiety, but I try to pull through and go out even if it’s just to the grocery store. To me, it’s really important to have small victories with my anxiety–I don’t want it to control me.
It’s all about trying to live in the moment rather than worrying when my next anxiety attack will happen. Trying to stop and smell the roses (Get it? Because I have a rose as the picture! Clever right..?) Though each day I am becoming better and better at it. Practice makes perfect! 🙂
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