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 who brave the crippling effects of it 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 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.
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.
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.
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.”