According to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, women are twice likely to suffer from anxiety disorders as compared to men. Anxiety is not an easy thing to deal with and women with anxiety brave the crippling effects of it every day and deserve some recognition.
“And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony
Let’s find out what makes women dealing with anxiety the strongest.
11 Reasons Why Women With Anxiety Are The Strongest
1) They put up a fight every day.
Every day can be a constant battle for women struggling with anxiety. They don’t know when they will have to face the onslaught of a panic attack and racy thoughts, still, they put up a fight every day, and try to grapple with their anxious mind and get work done like a boss.
2) They are sensitive and have emotional depth.
“A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful; she is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman in her essence is a gift to the world.” – Native America saying.
The intensity of emotions in people with anxiety is very high. They are in touch with their emotions and therefore can understand other people’s emotions.
Women with intensity have sensitivity and emotional depth like no one else and they make for very dependable and supportive partners. They know what it means to feel pain and anxiety and therefore they try their best to help anyone in their time of need.
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3) They think things through.
Women with anxiety are strong and have a mind that is constantly working and therefore they tend to think things through. They will really think through the consequences of their actions and thoughts rather than be reckless and impulsive.
Their panic works in disguise for them as it teaches them to look after all the details and plan and execute things meticulously.
4) They are smart and well-read.
Women with anxiety prepare themselves really well before any event or interview to avoid the worst cases scenarios that keep popping up in their heads.
This desire to read and learn and be well prepared though based on a bit of fear actually works in her favor, making her really smart, well-prepared, and rehearsed.
5) They deal with judgments all the time.
They are constantly judged for having strong emotions or real feelings. They just want someone to understand that their feelings are valid but all they hear is “You’re thinking too much” or “It’s just in your head”.
They deal with their anxious thoughts and judgments all the time and still get stuff done while other people are casually living every day. They are far more strong than they give themselves credit for.
6) They are their own knight in shining armor.
“Beneath every strong, independent woman lies a broken little girl who had to learn how to get back up and to never depend on anyone.”
Women with anxiety know that many people will not understand their anxiety. They know what it means to go through a sudden panic attack or sweaty palms or a racy heartbeat and still go out and face the world and slay their goals.
They learn to bounce back on their own and become their own knight in shining armor.
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7) They never give up.
“Life has knocked me down a few times; it showed me things I never wanted to see. I experienced sadness and failures. But one thing for sure, I always get up.”
Most of the time, you would not even get to know that your best friend or lover is struggling with anxiety. It is because anxious women work really hard to cope with their anxiety on their own. She would do everything possible to maintain her well-being from exercise to yoga to sleeping teas and never let her anxiety cripple her.
8) They are very caring, nurturing, and empathetic.
Women with anxiety are very sensitive and caring. The intensity of their own emotions helps them to understand other people’s emotions and empathize with them.
They would listen to their friends very patiently and would even go out to parties and big crowds even though they know it can trigger their anxiety but they brave all these stressful situations with a smile on their faces to make their friends and loved ones happy.
9) They are masters of their own destinies.
Anxiety could make anyone just stay at home and dread going out but strong women do not consider feeling helpless as an option. They push through their anxiety and try to create their own destiny and do not let anxiety dictate their life.
They refuse to play the victim card and choose to be resilient and bounce back, no matter how difficult things get.
10) They constantly try.
“She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” – Atticus
Anxiety can make someone really exhausted – physically and mentally. Strong women do not let this exhaustion stop them. They learn to take care of themselves by whatever means they can, recharge, go out to face the world, and try their best to become successful in whatever they do in life.
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11) They are forgiving.
Strong women know what it means to feel pain. They won’t judge you when you have a bad day or are moody or snappy or can’t get yourself out of the funk.
They have been there and they know how it feels. If you are going through a tough time, they will support you and forgive you instead of judging you for feeling the way you feel.
This is why women with anxiety are the strongest, and if you are one, then you should be very very proud of yourself. You got it, girl!
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