Tip #64: Find people to look up to.
The why: When you have anxiety, it can sometimes feel as though you’re never going to come out the other side. Like it’s constantly going to hold you back.
I can tell you now, it won’t.
But don’t take my word for it, write a list of role models.
These can be amazing, extraordinary people who have battled with mental health and overcome it, or went on to lead successful lives regardless.
Looking at those who have been through your struggles, and are doing great despite their obstacles, serves as a constant reminder that things can and do get better.
Seeing the way different people I have interacted with so far on this journey have dealt with their own anxiety, probably inspires me the most. Seeing their dedication to dealing with and overcoming their disorder, whilst still taking the time to share and speak up about their experiences, keeps me going forward.
In a way, you’re all my role models.
Letting others inspire you lets you know that you’re not alone in this, and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Together, we can beat anxiety.