I usually don't write really long articles but in my opinion this topic can't be explained in a few sentences and it shouldn't be.

Yesterday I wanted to write about finding beauty in other people and how to help them see it, since many times they are blinded by their own thoughts of not being good enough.
But,this morning I got another idea. I wanted to share with you a part of my life that has sculpted me into the person I am today.
You can't see it right now because you are not in my head (thank God,that would be creepy :P ) but these two ideas of mine are connected.

Enough with the introduction,here goes the important stuff.

About three years ago,I found out that I am suffering from anxiety disorder and had panic attacks. I am not sure if suffering is the right word to use but I can't think of any other at the moment.
In the begining, I was scared to death,didn't really know much about the condition that I had. My anxiety got so bad that,for two weeks,I would walk into my school and 15 minutes later, just had to get out because my anxiety would kick in. I would get thoughts like "if I don't get out now,I will die" .It was a hard and scary time for me. I didn't go out much,not even to go grab a coffee with my friends (and I don't mean literally "drink coffee"). Everything became scary for me,I was living in my own world and I didn't see a way out. I thought that I will be like this for the rest of my life.

Luckily,that didn't happen and here I am,three years later,writing an article about my anxiety story.I go out with my friends now,I drink coffee (not really that much,but from time to time). I still do get anxious when I have something big coming up or sometimes even sitting in a caffe or a bar. But,to be honest I am so happy to say that my anxiety now doesn't even come close to what I was feeling just half a year ago.
What happened was that I realised that I am in charge,not my anxiety.I was the one who had the control over my own self.And the most important thing, IT IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD. I know how that sounds to somebody who just began fighting anxiety but that is the truth.The truth that WILL help you.
You are strong and you can do this. It does get better.You just have to find what it is that triggers your anxiety. For me it was stress.So my body decided to get me extremely anxious so that I would feel what my body felt when I was stressed.It sounds easy,but it will take you some time to realise what stands behind your anxiety and also,how you can control it. A big help for me was talking to a psychologist once a week.

And for the finish,the connection between this topic and helping others is that you can not help others if you are hurting as well.(pretty simple,isn't it?)

I'll probably write another article about this topic since I just shared a small piece of my story. Otherwise,this article would be waaay to long. Next time, I'll probably write about what helps me to reduce my anxiety or something along those line.
For the time being,think about this:

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