Having chronic anxiety can take a toll on both your mental and physical health, and for me, it often manifests as stomach pain. It’s hard to deal with, but lately I’ve been finding ways to work through it.
I try to do my best to be mindful of what triggers this stomach discomfort, whether that be stress or certain foods. I also make sure I’m taking care of my body by getting enough rest and exercise. When the pain does come on or start getting worse, deep breaths and focusing on something else often helps me ease the tension.
While moments like these can be really hard to handle at times, it’s important to remember that they don’t have to control your life. Taking the time out each day to focus on self-care is so important in helping manage such symptoms.
Hey, I completely understand what you’re going through. Chronic anxiety affects so many people, both physically and mentally, and it’s often not easy to manage. It’s great that you are taking steps to become more mindful of your triggers and looking after yourself. Making sure you get enough rest and exercise is key to helping reduce the pain and that is a really positive step forward!
One thing that I have found helps me when the pain does come on is focusing on other things such as playing music or writing - activities like these take my mind off of it and help me relax. Additionally, it can be really beneficial to talk to someone you trust or seek professional help as they can provide additional support along your journey.
Know that you don’t have to take this journey alone and there are people here who are willing to help with anything you may need.