Paulos, anxiety sufferes are known to be more sensitive to their surroundings. It's a wiring of awareness. We are more aware than others.
Living with total awareness makes us scared of the world because there are so many stimuli that affects us
Now having said this, you have to change your perception of what the real world is. Your perception of the "real world" is more than likey not very real
The real world also includes, your safe places, your moments of relaxation, your happy days, a food you love to eat, family and friends whom you love etc.
When you're out there in the "real world" and there are a lot of people, cars honking horns, things moving past you, people who are scary or mean, well you have to think 99.9% of people are just as fearful as you.
Remember, others can't see panic in us, therefore neither can we see it in them.
Most people struggle to get up every day and face the world.
The world is a tough place when not in the right frame of mind.
Paulos, I tto feel fearful every since day when I wake up. I never used to, even in the worst of my anxiety, but I've got myself into some messy situations and my thiniking has not been very positive.
How I deal with the fear when I wake up is saying to myself "I'm going to feel the fear and still get up and function and not fight it"
The buddhist believe fear is a gift that we need to embrace. Fear is a signal something is wrong. Most of us run away and go kicking and screaming saying "make this feeling go away"
Which of course makes it worse.
Embrace your fear and just know it will not last. Nothing lasts, good or bad
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