SOLC 28 of 31: Advocacy vs. Anxiety

I live with someone who has anxiety. When it begins to creep in and begins to spiral it can feel like all is out of control.

Yesterday, my advice was this: When the anxiety begins to spiral, take control. Do something to advocate for yourself or to taking a step toward doing something constructive that will let you know that you tried to take control of the situation. .

Yesterday, they took my advice.

Yesterday, they advocated for themselves.

Yesterday, the spiral was very short-lived.

Yesterday, the smile returned.

Yesterday, advocacy won over anxiety.

4 Comments

  1. Terje said,

    March 28, 2021 at 10:03 am

    It’ not easy to manage anxiety. I am glad that your advice helped with this situation yesterday.

  2. Patty Nault said,

    March 28, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Yesterday, you offered just the right advice!

  3. March 28, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Such great advice. Anxiety happens when we feel like we are out of control (spiraling) so controlling what we can sometimes helps. Taking steps to advocate is so important and helps people feel more in control. Great advice.

  4. karpenglish said,

    March 29, 2021 at 2:27 am

    A good resolution! I have anxiety, and have found ways to deal with it, but it breaks my heart to watch my 10 year spiral into anxiety. I always tell him that he cannot control the stressors that make him anxious, but he can control how he reacts. It’s still a work in progress for him, so more often than not, he cannot seize the reins and stop the spiral. It is good to know that sometimes advocacy does win over anxiety!


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