Just got back from a lovely 2 mile walk to clear my head (pain level at an all time low!). I've been having an anxious day. The best thing about walking is it's time to think and relax. Here are my thoughts. I've always had some level of anxiety in my life, since childhood. However, it was just "nerves" that came and went without effecting me much until I lost my job 3 years ago. I think I had a sort of nervous breakdown then, really bad panic attacks and other stuff like that. I was in this state for about a year, and due to insurance craziness, was never able to seek medical help or even really talk to anyone. Before this time, I never said the words, "I have anxiety." or "I'm having panic attacks today." I say those things all the time now. I think, I started identifying myself as an anxious person, as if that was a personality trait, as if that is part of me. But what if, I just stop saying that? What if I no longer say I have anxiety? What if I stop identifying myself as an anxious person. What if I just told it that it's done now? I'm not a victim of anxiety and I'm not suffering from anything. Your thoughts?