The path to overcoming anxiety disorders can be winding and unpredictable. There's rarely a straight line between anxious train wreck and "normal". There are good days and bad, ups and downs, and there will be set-backs along the way. Knowing what to expect and how to objectively and accurately judge your progress can make the process a bit easier on us.
Recovery Is Not Linear
Even the greatest athletes in the world don't turn in dominant performances game after game. Even the world's most successful business leaders fail now and then. You are no different. Your progress is not going be rock steady. There will be good days and bad, and sometimes you'll feel like you're stuck or going backward. So long as you're putting in the work and following the right path, just stay with it.
The smaller the time interval you examine, the more likely you are to be discouraged. Worrying about feeling badly at noon after feeling good at eight AM isn't terribly useful in the long run. Recognize