How I Overcame Generalized Anxiety Disorder

The Hardest Battle of My Life

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash

When you have an anxiety disorder, the brain has been rewired with the wrong response to situations that are not actually dangerous.

Turning 30 Sucks

To my mind, at the time, anxiety wasn’t even a physical problem.

“Stop It!”

The Moment that Led to My Recovery

Going to a Therapist

Therapists are like milk, good for you until they expire, at which point they become toxic.

“You Might Need Medication”

Building My Utility Belt

Since our brains are wired to use tunnel vision in survival scenarios, forcing your peripheral vision to activate snaps us out of survival mode…

P.A.U.S.E.

P Is for ‘Predict’

A Is for ‘Alternate’

U Is for ‘Understand’

S Is for ‘Suggest’

E Is for ‘Evidence’

Deploying My Utility Belt

Written by

Kindle Short Reads author, martial arts fanatic, host of The Intrepid Journal. ryanmdanks.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store