Ankita Konwar shared this photo. (Image courtesy: ankita_earthy)
Ankita Konwar, in her latest post on Instagram, wrote about her recent episodes of battling anxiety and depression. Ankita, who is married to actor-model Milind Soman, posted a recent photograph of herself from the day when she seemed “fine” but “had a storm” in her head. She wrote: “A picture from recent past, a day when I had a storm in my head but my face reflected calmness with a smile. Yes, I still have a few days where everything isn’t ‘fine.’ Not everyone who looks ‘fine’ is actually fine. Things can seem overwhelming and meaningless at the same time. But I don’t get scared like I used to. After living a long period of anxiety and depression and getting out of it with all the courage I had in me, I still face tiny episodes of dark patches. Way milder, way shorter and way better than the ‘all consuming’ days I actually lived through.”
Ankita Konwar added that she has “gotten stronger” now and doesn’t let anxiety or depression “consume” her. “But now, I have gotten stronger, become more positive and I manage to see the bright light through the dark patches. I don’t let it consume me, I cry when I have to, I don’t hold onto my thoughts like I used to. I let them come and go as they please. It requires a lot of practice but I’m getting better at it. I remember reading somewhere that ‘some of us require a little more effort to survive in this world than the rest’ and I have finally come to accept that fact. Of course, the events and experiences of our lives play a huge role in it. But we must get all the help we can to navigate our way through it. It’s not easy and no it doesn’t get easier, you just get better and stronger,” she wrote.
In her post, Ankita also added a few tips on how to cope with depression and anxiety: “A few things that help – Physical and mental exercise. Journaling. Cutting down on caffeine. Reducing alcohol intake. Avoiding substance abuse. Engaging with friends and family. But to even get to the point of gathering the will and courage to fight requires help. Seek professional help when needed,” she wrote and added: “Holiday seasons can be quite stressful, can bring back all kinds of memories. So many things can trigger you but keep at it. Look at what you have achieved inspite of all the obstacles. If you’re having one of those dark days, I’m just here to remind you that your resilience is far stronger than the storm inside your head. Love to all of you.”
Read Ankita Konwar’s post here:
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Ankita Konwar often shares chapters of her life with her fans on social media. Earlier this year, she revealed she was “abused as a child” in an Instagram post. An excerpt of her caption read: “Abused as a child. Grew up in hostels. Lived in foreign cities alone. Cheated by people I trusted most. Lost a brother. Lost ex-lover. Lost my father. Being called names for the way I look and judged for being with the person I love. So if you see me being optimistic, just know that I am! Love yourself.”
Ankita Konwar dated Milind Soman 5 years before marrying him as per Maharashtrian traditions on April 22 in 2018.
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