I have learned that recovery means different things to different people. I cannot speak for anyone but myself. So here is what recovery means to me.
Recovery means not freaking out all the time.
Recovery means less panic attacks.
Recover means not overthinking as much.
Now I am not unrealistic. I have been a sufferer of anxiety disorder for over 10 years and I probably need professional help. Although I am constantly striving for recover, I know I will always battle anxiety.
My brother over came anxiety, but he is not me. He doesn’t have vivid dreams like I do. He doesn’t dream at all. I have such strong vivid dreams that I remember every detail for weeks. Sometimes I wake up crying from them. My brother doesn’t think as much as I do. i’m not saying he’s dumb. He is really smart actually. What I am referring to is that he can shut his mind off when he needs to, he doesn’t over think anything. I, however, blow every single thing out or proportion.
Recover means always having the will and strength to fight this battle!
What does recovery mean to you?