I am always proud of the big and little things.
At the beginning of the summer, I took my son to the park by myself and ran around and played without worrying what the other moms would think of me. A year ago, it was almost impossible for me to walk from the front door to our car without inducing a panic attack. I’m always trying to remind myself:
I will not take life for granted. I will remember my struggles so I can be proud of where I am today. [tweet this!]
There was no way to could even conceive of being able to walk to the park and play before. Not only did I do it, but I wasn’t anxious once and I had fun. This may seem silly or small to some but I will always remember the pain and panic that used to control my life. I will always take joy in the little things that used to send me reeling and running to hide in bed but now I can do with almost no thought.
Sometimes, we get caught up in the struggles we are currently dealing with. For me, I’m still dealing with an anxiety trigger of food, and I could get caught up in that and feel bad for myself. But instead, I try to think of all the things I’m doing now that were struggles before.
Like taking my son to the park, writing emails, ordering my own food at a restaurant. Simple things but a year or two ago, they impacted my daily life on such a deep level that it felt like they would always be a part of who I was.
It can be so easy to turn your current struggles into something bigger in your mind. Instead, try to make your successes into something even bigger in your mind. Take pride in what you can do now, remember where you came from, remember what you have struggled with and overcome.
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