“Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But, you’re not responsible for causing it.”
This dance is interpreted as the battle people who suffer from anxiety go through every day. Feelings. Feelings that grow too powerful and aggressive. Feeling like you are not good enough. Feeling too many emotions at once and not knowing what to do with yourself. The feelings have no meaning but they are there and you’re well aware of them. There’s a constant heaviness in your head and you can’t get anything out, or think straight. Many things cause anxiety to bubble up underneath your skin. Anything from taking a test to sleep problems. It gets hard to breathe. You can’t calm yourself down and when those around you tell you to do so, it only makes it worse. People with anxiety can’t get rid of their feelings no matter what happens. The demons mentioned in the songs represent the demons inside of those suffering. Anxiety is a demon. It consumes you and takes over your body. It’s exhausting. As the music and dance builds the demons become stronger and stronger taking over everything until you can’t control anything.
And then you realize; none of it matters. And it’s just one day. And there will be more of them and not all of them will be this way. Things change and so can you.
I have anxiety.
Anxiety is a mental illness disorder that affects over 40 million adults in the United States alone. anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States. People with this disorder have described it as feelings that have grown too strong. strong enough to interfere with your everyday life. There are several different types of anxiety, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and general phobias. Anxiety impacts 1 in 13 people.
things that may affect people with anxiety
- Excessive worry
- Sleep problems
- Irrational fears
- Muscle tension
- Chronic indigestion
- Stage fright
- Compulsive behaviors
“Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe, and remember that you’ve been in in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived it. Breathe, and know you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful, but you can sit with them, and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for doubting your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.”
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