Girls with anxiety know what it's like to collapse under pressure. They've felt their bodies shut down against their will and know all the signs that their fight or flight response is kicking in.
They understand cold sweats, trembling limbs, hyperventilating, racing thoughts and clammy hands all-too-well.
Their minds are constantly battling anxiety, which makes them feel weak. They're the strongest because every morning when they leave bed, they're ignoring a torrent of thoughts urging them to just stay there.
On the worst days, they give in to the anxious voice in the back of their minds. But most of the time they find ways to function, though sometimes just barely.
Anxious girls have to push themselves hard every day to socialize. The simplest smile takes so much effort and it can feel impossible for them to think of even one word to say.
Their strength is evident in the way they push themselves to function day by day - to eat, drink, and be among people. They do the work they need to even when their bodies tempt them to crumble.
They figure out what they need to accomplish and methods to do so, even when they're utterly exhausted. Even when their breaths are labored and they feel they can't speak.
They get stuff done because they know they have to. Though they may move at a slower pace and doubt themselves along the way, they never stop fighting.
They focus one by one on the little battles that occur throughout the day never let themselves lose sight of what's truly important.
Girls who suffer from anxiety find ways to be productive. They punch their anxiety in the face because they have to stay motivated so their anxiety doesn't get the best of them.
They refuse to let it win or control their well-being even when the fight leaves them dizzy and drained. They put on their armor and show the world a tough exterior.
They take on the world despite their fears and venture beyond their comfort zone even if they tense up.
They're champions of their own lives because, at the end of the day, they push themselves to learn in ways people without anxiety have a hard time understand.
Anxious girls have very little time for peace, but even though they struggle, they strut through life, doing the best they can to survive.
And they surpass the wildest expectations of anyone who thinks they won't be able to make it.
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