Anxiety is worrying on steroids. Worry may be specific and for a reason. Anxiety is generalized and global. Anxiety is expecting the worst to happen in any or most things.
Anxiety is a mindset that grips a person when they allow their thoughts to run amok. To counter anxiety, one must stay in the present moment, breathe in, and tell him or herself, “I am okay at this time. I do not know how things will work out, but I will anticipate the best.”
Anxiety involves a lack of trust in one’s self, one’s family, one’s friends, or one’s god. Anxiety refuses to accept comfort or help. Anxiety is lonely.
The solution for anxiety is contentment, and acceptance, and the practice of seeing all things as temporary. One can learn to say, “This too shall pass.” All things change and soon the thing that has caused anxiety will have come and gone, and you will wonder at all the wasted time and energy.
A far better practice will have been to reassure yourself that the way will open up. Ask for help. Identify solutions. Make and follow an action plan. You will find the strength and courage needed.
Get on with enjoying the beauty and joy that is available in every present moment.