Wow. Bed bugs, losing clients, a more strict budget, more shifts at work, poor decisions leading to worsening mental health, needing an oil change, broken washers and dryers, and learning to like our “new” home. We’ve had a lot more to take in and handle than we ever could’ve anticipated these last few months, and … Continue reading Anxiety and When Life Happens
Whether it’s sitting out in the sun, my thumbs tracing the edges of pages as I read or soaking in a mixture of shea butter, water, and rose petals, I need to take some time to pause, relax, and enjoy some time not working on something. However, I’m absolutely awful at actually taking a break. … Continue reading Anxiety and Taking a Break
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
Anxiety can ruin your life and affect your work, but you don't have to let it.