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Anxiety = Fear = Indecision = Inaction = Stagnation

Published July 11, 2010 by Michael C Leeson

One of my many interests is the management of and recovery from mental illness, especially anxiety disorders , this position is more about my journey. I have experienced social anxiety or the fear of others judging me since the age of 10.What I have discovered is that anxiety affects people in many different ways with pervasive thoughts that promote indecision and lead to inactions and lastly stagnation. This situation becomes problematic when one feels distress because of this disorder seeing life flying by while you are riveted to one spot. Sometimes it is difficult to find hope in the glaring white out of an anxiety episode, which descends upon you like a yoke. However, there is hope sometimes from the stories of others experiences or the reassurance of family or friends that allows you to reality-check these thoughts.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing, which you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt