I have lived free from anxiety since January 2005. This will, without a doubt, forever be a Red-letter day in my book as for the better part of 8 years my life was filled with anxiousness.
I could have dealt with this demon ages ago, but I did not have the self-knowledge or tools to do so.
This story began in 1996 when I was the project manager for a company while at the same time running my own business. I worked long hours to juggle work, my own business, and my family. It was evident that something had to give. And as the universe would have it, everything collapsed almost at once.
The first to give in was my health. My arms and legs got so weak that I could not get up a flight of stairs or climb a ladder. Eventually, I could not even stand up. A visit to the neurologist confirmed it to be a nervous condition with no real cause or treatment. Stress less, was the only advice. I took a conscious decision to not stress and a year later, with the help of high doses of cortisone, I was mobile again. However, the tingling in my legs and the constant anxiety remained…