I have never been someone who has overcome anxiety. Anxiety plagued me during my university days to the point of not being able to attend half of my lectures. I did not push through it. I caved and let the anxiety consume me.
Thanks to a medication I was put on my anxiety was no more (pregabalin). I have been on this medication for around four years now and it has worked wonders so far.
However recently, since coming back down to reality after my latest manic episode, I have been plagued with anxiety yet again.
Recently I am learning to push through my anxiety. I mean, it is all in my head, right? At least, that is what I tell myself, even when it is very physical. Anxiety can get physical.
I feel proud to say that two days in a row I have overcome my anxiety. It is still very present, however I pushed through it. For me this is a start. I got myself to the gym and I got myself to a university open day for my masters. Small but very real victories!