Getting the flu vaccination with health anxiety was a challenge.
However, it was another glorious day in my battle against anxiety.
Any kind of medical treatment has always been a scary experience for me. My anxiety seems to heighten whenever I have to take new medications or visit the Doctor.
But today was a good day.
I managed to muster the courage to get the flu vaccination.
It may not seem like the biggest deal, but my anxiety was through the roof.
I was sweating, nauseous and dizzy – all of the classic signs of anxiety.
Getting the flu vaccination with health anxiety was always going to be a challenge for me.
I’m very proud of myself for being able to be strong enough to get it done.
And I realise while writing this, that is really all it comes down to when experiencing anxiety. Being strong enough to overcome it.
You can’t control anxiety, but you can control how you respond to it.
That’s half the battle right there.
What if it doesn’t have to be a battle though? What if instead of trying to fight it, you become friends?
It’s an extremely difficult thing to do, but it does work.