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 easy and woman who brave the crippling effects of Anxiety every day 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
Here are 11 reasons why women with Anxiety are stronger than you think:
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 everyday. 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.
3) They think things through
Women with anxiety 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 being 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
The woman with anxiety prepares herself really well before any event or interview to avoid the worst cases scenarios that keep popping in her head.
This desire to read and learn and be well prepared though based in a bit of fear actually works in her favor making her really smart and well read.
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 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 the shining armor.
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 times, you would not even get to know that your best friend or lover is struggling with anxiety. It is because she works really hard to cope with her anxiety on her 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 to make their friends and loved ones happy.