Today feels like it has been a day of small steps. I'm the kind of person who likes to get things done and resolved so one of the hardest parts for me in learning to cope with my generalized anxiety disorder is that it's not something that can just be worked on and completed and then be done so that I can move on to my next task. I'm coming to terms with the fact that this is something I'm going to need to cope with for the rest of my life. I"m sure most days I'll be fine. Especially because I'll continue to use the techniques I've been learning to cope with my anxiety. Being realistic though I know that I will never be able to say that I won't ever experience anxiety again. However, I can confidently say that it no longer scares me though. I like the sense of accomplishment that gives me. It's a great motivator to keep plugging away at the process.
Despite my natural inclination to complete the tasks set before me I'm really grateful for my day of small steps in this process. I feel that I'm providing myself with the best recovery possible by not expecting my anxiety to just go away and by not trying to just learn the techniques quickly. Getting through one day at a time is starting to look better and better right now as I'm finding more time to relax and enjoy my friends and family.