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EP 283 - Living With Anxiety: Recover to Live, or Live To Recover?

EP 283 - Living With Anxiety: Recover to Live, or Live To Recover?

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LIVING WITH ANXIETY ...

I HAVE TO RECOVER SO I CAN LIVE MY LIFE AGAIN!

But really, do you?  Or is it better to do your best to re-engage in life so that you can recover?

This week we're examining the concept of life AS recovery rather than life as something you get to do only after you've reached some magic state of "recovered".  Yes, at times recovery from an anxiety disorder involves manufactured exposures and doing things that don't look all that much like a regular life, but recovery can be so much more. 

We can also intermix life - as best we can - into the recovery process in such a way that we use life activities and experiences to help us practice handling anxiety, fear, uncertainty, and discomfort. Moving through an anxious moment while doing something that feels like life is generally more valuable and will likely lead to a deeper and more durable recovery, so consider living (to the best of your ability today) to recover, even when you're convinced that you're not ready for life. 

For full show notes on this episode visit
https://theanxioustruth.com/283

To find my books, workshops, social media links, and all the other anxiety and recovery resources I produce, visit my website at theanxioustruth.com.

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Disclaimer: The Anxious Truth is not therapy or a replacement for therapy. Listening to The Anxious Truth does not create a therapeutic relationship between you and the host or guests of the podcast. Information here is provided for psychoeducational purposes. As always, when you have questions about your own well-being, please consult your mental health and/or medical care providers. If you are having a mental health crisis, always reach out immediately for in-person help.

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EP 283 - Living With Anxiety: Recover to Live, or Live To Recover?

EP 283 - Living With Anxiety: Recover to Live, or Live To Recover?

Drew Linsalata