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Anxiety Is a Liar. The Best Weapon Against It Is the Truth - B.G.

Anxiety Is a Liar. The Best Weapon Against It Is the Truth – B.G.

Anxiety is a liar, a convincing one at that. It not only whispers words of negativity into our ears, but it also has the ability to affect our bodies. It can make us feel weak both mentally and physically, all the while manipulating us into thinking that we don’t deserve to be happy.

Oftentimes, anxiety has a way of stripping us of our self-confidence. It can make simple, every day activities seem like the most difficult things in the world to accomplish. It can make us question our talents and abilities as well as our self-worth.  Anxiety can seem impossible to overcome. While others are telling us to just get up and do what we need to do, and make it as if it’s unbelievably simple, we feel like that is far from the truth. We feel stuck and paralyzed, unable to see past the clouds of fear.

So if fear and anxiety is a convincing liar that seems almost impossible to beat, what do we do? We tell ourselves the truth and if that doesn’t work, we show ourselves the truth. We take every opportunity we can to tell ourselves and show ourselves that unlike what our anxiety tries to tell us, we are capable of overcoming our obstacles.

For most of us who deal with anxiety, negative thoughts have become a pattern or habit that is hard to break. Somewhere along the line we got caught in a cycle of mistrust in ourselves and our abilities. Instead of constantly allowing anxiety to tell us lies, we need to tell ourselves the truth: that we are capable of getting through our anxiety and that we are stronger than it. It may take a while for our minds and bodies to accept, but with hard work, we will soon repair the damage that anxiety has caused.

Anxiety Is a Liar. The Best Weapon Against It Is the Truth – B.G.
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About B.W. Ginsburg

For many years, I have struggled with anxiety and know how difficult it is to deal with something so seemingly limiting. I hope that through my writing I can help others realize that they are not alone in their struggles and that they can overcome their obstacles! I currently have blogs at www.gettingthroughanxiety.wordpress.com and www.restinpieceblog.wordpress.com - In addition, I am the author of the fantasy-horror novel, Rest in Piece and short story collection, Abstract Clarity. I also create and sell literary merchandise on teespring at bws-literary-closet and help co-design inspirational merchandise with a friend at travis-and-the-brain


  1. So true and a well written post as always. I think ‘action’ taken with an ‘as if’ attitude towards what is giving us anxiety, as if it were not present, in spite of, helps to dispel the feelings of fear produced, the illusion of fear and anxiety. We find usually the biggest impact we have is on ourselves while the rest of our world barely notices. We humans can be such drama queens.

  2. Thank you for your compliment on my writing!

  3. I have really been enjoying your blog, I hope you don’t mind but I’ve nominated you for a bloggers recognition award. 🙂

    The Rules:

    Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you
    Give a brief story of how your blog got started
    Give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers
    Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog
    List those you’ve nominated in the post and comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them.

  4. Great blog, I live with anxiety, but I believe what you have written here and I intend to start putting into practice the process of overcoming it! I am too darn smart to be wasting away.

  5. That’s right, you are too smart. However, struggling does not make you unintelligent, it just means you have something to work through. We all do and I wish you all the best in your journey!

  6. I totally agree, anxiety is definitely possible to break. All one needs is the support of family and friends and a strong will!

  7. A well written piece that was captivating from the start. I would like to add that it is about free floating anxiety and fear with no immediate and material cause. Most people in the world live with anxieties about material threats about money for rent, food and vital utility bills, and not to mention violence and war zones. “Fear is a liar” is still just as true in these circumstances as, unless running at top speed avoids the threat, prolonged fear weakens ability to deal with the situation, clouds judgement for action and prevents coming to terms with inevitable outcomes. Fear is a debt paid to an as yet non existent future and the principals in your article would be valuable for them too with just a little extension. Most anxiety is a mixture of real and imagined and it would be good for that to be mentioned. Best wishes for your writing career…

  8. Thank you for the kind comments Hina and caduceusrising.

  9. Anxiety IS a liar. I love how you explain the meaning to that truth. Greta

  10. I’m happy you enjoyed the post Greta!

  11. You stumbled upon my blog and now I am so glad I stumbled upon yours! For the past few months I’ve sort of been in a transition… beginning a new chapter of my life. While this is a happy thing, it’s caused some old wounds and anxiety to creep up and make me doubt myself and things in my life, and this post was so refreshing to read. Thank you 🙂

    • Thank you Heidi. I’m so glad BG’s post has resonated with you! Please be sure to check out her personal blog located in her author bio, she continually puts out great posts that help those struggling with anxiety!

  12. Thanks also seeds4life for the kind compliment! It means a lot to me.

  13. Every day I find a new reason to be happy. Your article gave me the reason for today. Thanks a million.

  14. You’re welcome! I’m glad I could make you happy! 🙂

  15. Great write! Yes you are correct. Anxiety is a liar – and its lies dominate many people. Strangely just today ran across an article about how to treat anxiety. Keep writing.

  16. I love your blog I’m so happy and grateful to have found it: thank you for liking one of my posts! 🙂

  17. I identified with this, particularly in regard to an incident that occurred just this morning when I finally drummed up the courage to tell the male occupant of a cottage on my property that he wasnt to continue invading my personal space with his uncouth language and presence around my garden. It has been going on for months and I just took it on the nose as if I didnt mind , feeling as if nothing was ever going to change and feeling most anxious indeed. I have lived a life in emotional and psychological survival mode defending myself against the abuses of men by essentially keeping the peace and often giving in to their domineering ways. The result was disrespect rather than any recognition that I was hiding severe turmoil. In the end at the age of 48 I’m toughening up with nothing to lose. I’m learning that sometimes you do have to be angry, but in an assertive way to get your message across. It’s tricky not diving into old habits of retreat, thus continuing old cycles of anxiety, guilt and frustration, but I’ll get there. It’s my home, my body, my soul after all.

  18. I wish you all the best ‘the hanna tree’ and am sorry to hear of your struggles. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

  19. Anxiety is a liar is true. I defy it by getting up aand doing just “one” thing. Then keep doing until anxiety is gone. I am living out a dream of mine and anxiety has shown up again and again. Every morning I wake up and go outside to remind myself I am already here. Great blog, something we aall need to hear… again and again.

  20. Thank you Rebecca! You should be proud of yourself for trying your best and facing your fears!

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