Breathe in. Breathe out. Have a cup of tea. Repeat. Take a bath. Take your meds. Exercise. Create things. Repeat. Have some more tea. Limit time on Netflix. Be sure to eat. Get some sleep. Repeat. Ask for help when needed. Be open with friends and family. Say “no” to things if desired. Repeat. These … Continue reading Anxiety and the Times It Gets Worse Again
An olive green bead suspended on wire and leather hangs about my wrist, gently knocking against my skin with any movement of my left arm. This bead serves as my reminder to believe in my own abilities. Often times, being able to do your best relies on believing in your own abilities. For me and … Continue reading Anxiety and Doing Your Best
Not many people are aware of this, but last year I found myself in a mentally abusive relationship. Healthy Place defines mental abuse as “any act including confinement, isolation, verbal assault, humiliation, intimidation, infantilization, or any other treatment which may diminish the sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth.” This can occur in so many different … Continue reading Anxiety and Abuse
Last name. First name. Address. Phone number. Why did you leave your last place of employment? What experience do you have? Why do you want to work here? Where do you see yourself in five years? These questions are only a few that are permanently seared into my brain from the endless hours of applications … Continue reading Anxiety and Job Searching
Goodness knows I let my anxiety overwhelm me on a regular basis. But even with moving into a house, still job searching, meeting so many people, and having so many things to accomplish, I have officially gone a month without a panic attack. That doesn’t mean I haven’t felt super anxious at all in the … Continue reading Coping with Anxiety
I'm not really the most qualified to write about this. I've not actually had many opportunities worth mention come my way, let alone seized them. But that's part of what this is about. The opportunities I have had have been beyond incredible, and I couldn't imagine my life without them. But I passed others by … Continue reading Seizing Opportunities
When I first got dressed, I was so excited to wear the outfit I had chosen for our final full day in England. I put on my black DeLorean tee, a brown plaid, wool skirt, my Minnie and Mickey Mouse shoes, and bright red lipstick.
Anxiety can ruin your life and affect your work, but you don't have to let it.
Well, I fooled some people into thinking I'm scared of the dark.
Shaking hands; hyperventilation; a feeling that nothing will ever be okay again (even though I know it will be); the indescribable fear, sadness, or nervousness that overwhelms me. These are the first four things I think of when I think of anxiety and panic attacks, and I let my fear of them control my life. I'm … Continue reading Confession 3: A Constant Struggle