My 5 Resolutions as Someone With Anxiety

As someone with anxiety, there are a lot of things I wish I could do, but don’t.

Maybe it’s because it’s hard or maybe it’s because I don’t know how — who knows.

Sometimes, I can’t do it because I expect too much of myself and my goals are unattainable.

Here are five resolutions I am making this year that I believe I can actually attain:

1. Leave my room.

This year, I am going to make it a goal to leave my room at least once a day. I know, it’s hard, but I think it’s necessary to my mental health. So unless I’m taking a mental health day, I need to leave my room.

2. Stay present.

This year, I am going to stop looking at the past and stop looking at my future unreasonably — I will to stay in the moment.

3. Have a “me” day.

This year, I am going to make sure I take a day for myself at least twice a month where no one else is involved. I will give myself permission to turn off my phone and spend time doing what I want to do.

4. Love better.

This year, I am going to love people where they are and without putting them on pedestals or trying to raise them to my standards.

5. Love myself.

This year, I am going to do better at loving who I am and what I can do. I will go easier on myself and not expect too much.

Yeah, it’s going to be hard, but I believe I can do it. Some days are harder than others, but no day is going to beat me. Every day I will take a victory and I will be the conquerer of this condition, one second at a time.

We want to hear your story. Become a Mighty contributor here.

Getty image by lupashchenkoiryna

Find this story helpful? Share it with someone you care about.

Related to Anxiety

gift package

How to Make Your Own Self-Soothing Kit

Holidays can be the happiest time of the year, but they can also be the most stressful time of the year. There are gifts to buy, trips to take and loved ones to visit. As joyful as the holiday season can be, it can be a stressful time for everyone — and it can certainly [...]
couple kissing

What I Need in a Partner as Someone With Anxiety

This piece was written by Kirsten Corley, author of “But Before You Leave“ You ask me the least favorite part of myself and I’ll always respond with the mental health aspects of my life I feel I can’t control sometimes. Anxiety is part of it. The part I try to hide. The part I try to [...]
grinch baby

17 Memes That Perfectly Describe Living With Anxiety During the Holidays

While there’s nothing funny about experiencing anxiety during the holidays, sometimes people use humor to share how they’re feeling in a funny and relatable way. Maybe you’re feeling anxious about attending your office holiday party. Or maybe the thought of answering invasive mental health questions from family members makes you want to hide. Whatever your situation may be, humor can definitely be [...]
woman looking stressed after shopping sitting on sofa

When Anxiety Made Me Leave a Store Without Putting Anything Away

To the employees of the craft store I left without putting anything away — I’m sorry. I went to the craft store as a break from my severe depressive episode. It gave me a reason to leave the couch and leave the house. I love the holiday season and I was looking forward to making [...]