If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the breath, live in the moment.
They are more than just their anxiety. No one loves to be defined by one attribute of themselves. Motivational quotes are the reason to be supportive of someone with anxiety, prompt them that you appreciate the person behind the anxiety. Identify that they are more than just their anxiety. They are still a human being with all the complication that everyone else has.
They can get tired easily. Anxiety is exhausting. It seems like the only person that realize how tiring it really can be is a person with anxiety themselves. Anxiety causes a person to live in a hyper-tense zone. They are always on alert, their brain is very rarely settled, and their body cells is always ready to fight. With the hypertension comes fatigue. Situations that persons without anxiety can just breeze through are more stressful and tiring for those with anxiety.
They can get overwhelmed easily. They have knowledge of everything going on around them. Every object, every person, every light, every smell, every action, every noise. When trying to cheer someone with anxiety to go somewhere, just keep in head that the stimuli you enjoy can just as easily be overwhelming for them. Try not to lock them into the circumstance. Ensure they know they can leave anytime and are pretty capable of doing so.
They are well aware their anxiety is irrational. Having knowledge of the irrationality does not block the thoughts from racing. It does not stop the thinking of hundreds of various worst-case scenarios. If it was as easy as saying okay, that’s irrational as no point worrying about it, the majority of those diving with anxiety would not have issues with it anymore. What they need is support, compassion, and understanding.
They can communicate how they feel (you just have to peacefully listen). Having anxiety does not denote that they are not capable of communicating or expressing. They still love to speak and they still want to talk for themselves. They will let you know how they feel.
So better next time when you think they’re incapable of speaking for themselves, bite your tongue and give them the chance to actually speak. Then take a good time to listen.
They don’t want someone constantly asking are you okay? while they’re panicking. . So instead of asking are you alright? Attempt something a little more constructive and helpful. Good examples would be:
Remember your breathing.
Would you like to help me to help you to somewhere calmer/safer/ quieter?
I’m here if you want me.