WORRY:1. to be or cause to be anxious or uneasy, especially about something uncertain or potentially dangerous 2. To disturb the peace of mind of; bother
FEAR: 1. A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. 2. A state or condition marked by this feeling: living in fear.
As women I think we are naturally prone to worrying and there is this tug-o-war to be content, however that doesn’t mean I disregard men going through this battle as well. Growing up in fear and worry was something very familiar to me in my household. Thinking up worse case scenarios was never the last thought on the mind and if anything it was the first. It wasn’t until this past year that I identified one of my weaknesses and came to the realization that is a habit that I picked up and allowed to manifest and evolve along the years. This journey is a tough one. I am in the process of trying to rewire what I have seen modeled. While I am in the midst of that, I am wrestling with resentment and grace towards those that I learned this bad habit from. I am reading the book “Calm My Anxious Heart” and from time to time I will be journaling my thoughts on it and what I am learning..
At the end of the day I am responsible for my actions and how I respond. My sister once said to me “Fear is false evidence of something real”.
If you are going through or have gone through anxiety let me know some of the ways you dealt with it.. I am excited to kick it’s ass.