I have been going to therapy since I was 18. I have seen 4 different therapists and have been diagnosed with general anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, and few other mild diagnoses. Going to therapy has changed how I view the world, and more importantly, how I take up space in the world. And one day my therapist told me something that flipped my switch. “Stop doing things that you don’t like.” I was at a job that was crushing my spirit. I had little to no friends. I was t
Imagine falling asleep every night with the perfect amount of blanket. Not too hot, not too cold, perfectly heavy, and you don’t have to roll around to get it into the perfect position. Imagine having a weighted blanket. Remember the day weighted blankets became known to the internet? Kickstarters were the only way to get one and I didn’t get the hype. While they seemed cool, it also seemed like it couldn’t be real. Even as a chronically bad sleeper – I apologize to everyone
Do you feel constantly overwhelmed, even though you’re getting plenty done? Do you feel like you can never achieve success, even when you have achievements? You likely are a highly-functioning anxious person. Today we are going to discuss what high-functioning anxiety (HFA) is, as discussed by someone who has it herself. My Story At a young age it became clear that I was anxious. My dad used to tell me to calm down because otherwise I was going to die of a heart attack at 30.
Hello my darling Enthusiasts! As I start to end my college career I find myself more anxious than usual. So I started scrounging my archives and found this blog post I wrote a while back about anxiety and how to deal with it. It’s a great reminder on how to deal with it, and also just tips on how I’ve gotten through it in the past. I hope you’ll enjoy this little throwback and I’ll see you on Friday! One thing a lot of people don’t know about me is that I have horrible social
Has your anxiety gotten the best of you? A week ago I was sitting in my living room/kitchen (apartment life!) and chatting with my roommate about anxiety. She was in a place that I found myself in so much in the past year. That feeling that you can’t get enough done, that what needs to be done is piling faster than you can finish, and that while you know it will be done, that hope is fading fast. Possibly the worst feeling in the world. I used to feel that all the time. It wa
Everyday Enthusiasm Day 29: Musing Monday Hi! This week I started classes again! Yes, I am no longer in that summer groove. But I think I lived out my summer long enough and I’m ready to start school. I’m excited for my classes, and to see old friends, and mostly just to not be sitting on my bum recreating famous sets from TV on Sims. Yes, I actually did stoop to that level… As it is the final Musing Monday, and we like to reminisce and go back in time on this day, I thought
One thing a lot of people don’t know about me is that I have horrible social anxiety. And not just the “I feel like being antisocial today,” but rather the “I might actually pass out if I am in public much longer” kind of anxiety. I can’t really pinpoint the moment I realized that it wasn’t just me being nervous about people, but rather actual anxiety. I experienced my worst anxiety attack the other day and it made me realize how serious I should be taking this. So many peopl