I am NOT a great housekeeper. I don’t live in filth, but it’s not Martha Stewart level perfection by any stretch. It’s good enough. I realized that I have anxiety about the cleanliness level of my house, so I thought I would share some thoughts on that. I’ve certainly learned a few things about housework, and home life over the years.
Continue reading “Housework Anxiety? Tips, Tricks, and Secrets about Home Life.”
Why do we feel that we have to hide our anxiety? Why do we feel that we have to pretend that we are okay all of the time? Why do we feel like we have to keep this a secret, and not share our feelings? People will understand or not, but it is time that we got things out into the open.
I have a secret ‒ I was completely anxious about writing and publishing my book.
Over a year ago, I had what I thought was a great idea for a self-help book. I started working on it, and got a good piece of it written while on an art retreat. I thought that I would publish it in September 2017. Continue reading “I have a secret ‒ I was terrified to publish my new book”
Personal Stories of Overcoming Fear
It happened again the other day, and the week before that. Crushing chest pains that cause a complete shock to my system, and pain that is almost unbearable. Panic attacks and chest pains are sudden, vicious things.
But I deal with it, because I’m used to this. Is truly amazing what human beings can get used to, when they have to. Continue reading “Panic Attacks & Chest Pains – Surviving Anxiety”
When we were very small, my youngest sister once babbled something about “New Year’s Revolutions”. It was one of the most brilliant toddler errors I have ever heard, and I am extremely grateful that I remember that.
While many people vow to lose ten pounds, declutter their garage, or read a book each month, I think it’s time to stop making average resolutions and small goals. I think it’s time to get fired up. I think we should use New Year’s 2018 as a catalyst for great change.
This is the year to Kick Anxiety’s Ass.
Are you in?
Continue reading “2018 – New Year’s Revolutions”
Sometimes we need to stop being so darn Canadian, and be more aggressive as we avoid negative people. We are under no obligation to be overly polite to people we don’t like and don’t get along with. It’s hard wanting to be nice, even when people are toxic and you know you need to get away from them for your own good. And yet, the thought of them being offended stops us from acting.
One of the things that anxious people are often anxious about is being well-liked, and being appropriate in every situation. That is a nice sentiment, but there are times when you really need to put yourself first. If you’re getting nothing positive out of the relationship, let it go.
The more we filter nastiness out of our world, the better. Anxious people already have enough to deal with just getting through the day.
Continue reading “How to Avoid Negative People – Self Care”
Being perfectly comfortable at all times is a great way to stay precisely the same. No growth, no change ever happens without pushing yourself through an area that is uncomfortable in some way.
Continue reading “Becoming Comfortable with feeling Uncomfortable”
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Fear is an insidious pest that has never been invited, but creeps into your brain at the worst possible times. Sometimes it cannot beaten by straight up cold logic. Sometimes it cannot even be beaten by proving it repeatedly wrong.
Fear is a cockroach. You can step on it in steel toed boots and it comes back. You can poison it, trap it and throw it out. It will come back.
Continue reading “Fear is a JERK”
(This post was written last year)
Some people run away to join the circus, I’m just taking off for a week to a writer / artist’s retreat. This might not be a big deal to most people, but for those of us with anxiety, there are a lot of potential triggers to be dealt with.
Continue reading “I’m Running Away and I’m Terrified… But I’m Doing It Anyway!”
Let’s Start with the Bonus Exercise – Look at this photo for one minute, or until you find the ant. If you can’t find it, answer at bottom.
The Complete Breath
I’ll make an entire post about this soon, that goes into far more detail, but the short emergency version is this:
Continue reading “5 Ways To Help Manage Your Anxiety and Stress Right Now”