It’s YOU vs. (anxiety) YOU

We’ve all heard that saying before – ‘there is no competition – it’s YOU vs. YOU’ . For those of us with anxiety, it couldn’t be more true.

For most, “you vs. you” is a way of saying that you should just ignore the competition. The focus, after all, is on being the best version of yourself – not what someone else can do. For those of us with anxiety, it can take on a whole new meaning.

For those of us with anxiety, it can take on a whole new meaning.

It’s “you vs. you” because there are two sides of you – each one fighting the other. It’s “you vs. you” because one side of you is encouraging and optimistic, and the other side is cruel and nasty. It’s black and white; it’s good versus evil; it’s you vs. anxiety you.

Because the real you isn’t flawed, or worthless, or destined to fail – despite what anxiety you may want you to believe. I know the voice can be loud, but don’t let it win.

Keep fighting Strong Babes!



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2 thoughts on “It’s YOU vs. (anxiety) YOU

  1. Your post made me think of this book I just picked up at Barnes & Noble called “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” and the author makes the argument that we live in a world where we are bombarded with messages about how perfect we should be, how perfect our lives should be and how the fairy-tale we want out of life is what we should strive for…
    ….and then he goes on a tirade talking about how much B.S. it all is. And explains that life isn’t peachy and wonderful all the time and if we developed an attitude of – you guessed it – Not Giving a F*ck, then our lives would be much happier.

    I’m not sure of it’s at all true for people like you and I, but I am sure enjoying the book…lol

    1. I have been hearing so much buzz about that book lately! I think I should give it a read. Even if I only give slightly less of a fuck after, I think it will still benefit me – haha!!!

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