Within the last few years, I have finally come to terms with the fact that I have anxiety. Here is how I’ve been helping ease the anxious mind. Honestly, I didn’t realize how bad my anxiety was until I started treating it. It’s one of those things that you somehow live with and as it gets worse and worse that just becomes your new normal until you can’t remember what life was like before you were operating at maximum distress. Fear was ruling my life and stopping me from doing regular, everyday things that should be a non-issue. I was over analyzing every single thing I did or even thought about doing. Things that cause me extreme anxiety, in no particular order: driving, my email inbox, hanging out in large groups, posting to social media, plane travel, visiting the doctor, work deadlines, group chats, grocery shopping. Things that were once joyful or mundane were suddenly a burden. I was in a constant state of overwhelm. It was exhausting. Once I started feeling better, I realized how much physical and mental anguish I’d been experiencing, day in and day out. I lived with chronic neck and back pain for, gosh, at least […]
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