According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America
“Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.”
This reference is to individuals over age 18 with a diagnosed anxiety disorder. It doesn’t even include the millions of others experiencing situational anxiety, constant stress, and those who do not seek treatment.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Think about some of the situations that cause you anxiety…
- Fear of losing someone.
- Worry about future or present.
I could go on, but you get the point.
Some of us are prone to experiencing feelings of anxiety and have dealt with it since childhood; and others will experience it as adults for the very first time.
Regardless of when your first brush with the heart pounding, mind racing, unrelenting rush of anxiety is, it certainly has the power to stop you in your tracks.
But what is it really about?
Simply put, for most, anxiety surfaces from our desire to control the things in life that are uncontrollable.
When we have come to a point in our lives or in a situation where we have done everything within our power, it is time to LET GO.
Surrender comes when you can find peace in your present circumstance and embrace it, as opposed to resisting. Recognizing that when a door opens for you to power forward, you step in and continue on your journey.
Truth bomb coming at ya…
The beauty and joy of our life lives right alongside the crap and disappointments.