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How Long is Recovery Going to Take?

One of the questions that I get asked most often is, “How long did it take you to overcome anxiety, panic disorder, and agoraphobia?” Or, it’s a variation of this question that I get asked. Questions like, “How long did it take you to overcome driving anxiety?” “How long did it take you to overcome toilet anxiety?” “How long did it take you to be able to do things without experiencing panic attacks?” And every time I get asked a question like this, I can’t help but think of why somebody is asking me this. And I know that it’s because they’re struggling so badly and they just want to feel better, and they want some hope and belief that recovery is possible and that it doesn’t have to take years to do it.

I know because I used to ask myself similar questions all the time. Questions like… When the heck am I going to recover? When am I going to stop struggling with anxiety? I’ve been struggling for years! Is recovery even possible for me?

So when I get asked questions like these, I bring myself back to when I was struggling and I ask myself what would have been the most helpful advice for me to receive back then? So let’s dive in and I’ll give you some insight and tips that will help to make your recovery journey less long and less hard!