Find people who can laugh in the face of your anxiety

by About Nikki
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Yeah, I said it!

I have a dear friend of mine going through some shit that would make the average person *cough*me*cough* crawl into a hole and isolate like a giant wiener baby. Not this broad. She’s a steel wall of strength. Watching her, it has unintentionally inspired me to re-evaluate my coping skills.

I had my routine physical blood work done today. This is a HUGE trigger for me in terms of anxiety. The uncertainty, the gears in my head working through all of the worst-case scenarios my brain can possibly conjure up. Normally, this act alone would send me into an episode of mania, rendering me incapable of emotionally functioning until I knew what was going on and felt I could exhale.

I can’t express how important it is to have people that can guide you through all of life’s unpredictable seasons. Ones that remind you to breathe when you’ve forgotten how to. Ones that make light of circumstances you have no control over. Most importantly, We all need relentless cheerleaders who bare down to love us hard when our rationale gets lost in the throes of our compromised mental state.

Sometimes it gets to the point where you are so loopy with anxiousness, that you forget why you felt that way in the first place. You have to be able to laugh through the panic. I can say with confidence that my inner circle has taken the time to get to know me on this level. I don’t know what I’d do without their humor or logic to bring me back down to earth.

So, I mean it when I say find people that can laugh at your anxiety. Latch on to those empathetic humans who can see the ridiculousness in your illogical fear(s) and make sense of them, without taking away their validity. Let them help steer you back in the direction of sanity. Before you know it, you’ll blink, and those moment(s) of panic will have passed, leaving you to wonder how you survived; until you look around you and realize who kept you afloat all along.

Whatever your anxiety may be, learn to laugh in its face.

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Nikki is a thirty-something-year-old AZ native girlfriend & mama who hopes to create a safe space for women; helping to cultivate honest dialogue and end the stigma surrounding maternal mental health.

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8 comments

Woodeline September 27, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Such a great post. I usually tell people don’t take pleasure about someone’s sickmess because it doesn’t fall on trees. It doesn’t cost anything to be nice because you don’t know someone’s battle. Thx fr sharing

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Nusrat September 28, 2018 - 1:27 AM

Yes! Surrounding yourself with people who can balance out your “crazy” is crucial. The last thing you want is to have more people feeding into it! Great advice

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Jasmine Hewitt September 28, 2018 - 12:52 PM

i think this is awesome advice. the last thing anxiety needs is fuel to the fire

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April Jouas September 28, 2018 - 2:22 PM

It sounds like you have some great and very caring friends. You are very fortunate, I wish all people with severe anxiety could have that too. Thank you for sharing your great advice.

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Candice September 29, 2018 - 5:14 AM

I never thought to laugh my way through anxiety. Great advice!

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Katie Werthmann September 29, 2018 - 3:31 PM

I know the feeling, the last two days over here with everybody talking about their assault experiences and coping and being honest and open about them to everybody is absolutely heartbreaking and I couldn’t decide if I wanted to share my story or not on the same platform as everyone else. It’s not that I’ve been keeping it a secret I just didn’t want my husband or brothers to find out on Facebook of all places and I was talking to you A girlfriend about it and started getting almost hysterical at the thrift shop while I was looking at skirts! I want up talking to my husband about it but if I didn’t have my friend there to calm me down and be honest with me and actually listen to what I was saying then it would have been a horrible mess.

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Cinnamon Rose September 29, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Yes very true! 🙂 It is so important to have positive people around us. Agree with your point that their strength works under our skin and makes us optimistic! Love the cartoons that go with the post.

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ANITA September 30, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Great text dear :*

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