I’ve got a treat for you today. That is, if you like to laugh at other people making a fool of themselves (and who doesn’t, right?).
I recently went on a cruise holiday with some of my family. There was a talent show style thing which took place on the last night of the cruise, and I featured in it as the one and only Ricky Martin. Oh yes.
I have been suffering the teasing of my family and friends ever since, but it was a whole lot of fun and I loved doing it. Performing in front of a couple of hundred people was not something I had done before, and I got a real buzz out of it.
Wow – You Look Ridiculous! But Get To The Point…
As a sufferer of anxiety and panic attacks, you will probably recognize something far more striking here. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that I personally used to suffer from debilitating panic attacks. It got to a point at which it pretty much took over my life. I’ve spoken about this plenty of times before.
So my “performance” (if you want to call it that) meant a great deal to me. There was a point at which I couldn’t have possibly done this. For the old me, I couldn’t imagine anything more terrifying (apart from perhaps my recent court appearance). It really represents how far I have come.
But What About Me?
What I was able to do, with only a healthy and normal level of anxiety, represents how far you can come. Despite how desperate you may feel at this point, things will get better. If you are determined to beat your anxiety and panic attack issues, I am confident that you will.
If you feel like you are going nowhere, the first obvious port of all is talk to your physician. From there he or she should recommend medication and therapy (the two, combined, worked brilliantly for me). You should also look into natural and herbal remedies - even the skeptics among you.
If you feel like you have tried everything and nothing works, please contact me. I would love to hear from you.