I remember my father telling me that he thought my mother had claustrophobia. Looking back I now think she was dealing with anxiety. When it comes to my neurological issues, my intuition helps channel my thoughts, so that I can live my life with less anxiety in it.
Although beliefs also play an important part in our lives, certain belief systems cannot always help us deal with anxiety in that way. Since the assault two years ago, my life has become very stressful. My anxiety has come in on the back of that.
Anxiety is a feeling of fear when we’re faced with difficult situations, sometimes threatening. For me it tends to happen around an issue I can’t bring closure on. My anxiety (although different for everyone) now is attributed to not being able to move on from the assault.
Anxiety is like an adrenalin rush. It motivates us so that we have the ability to sort our problems out. Unfortunately, for me it works the other way. With the bigger problems like the assault, as hard as I tried I couldn’t see a way forward. It usually depends on what’s being thrown at me and how others cope for themselves that brings about my anxiety.
I usually have to walk around or go outside so that I can clear my head and collect my thoughts together. That tends to work.