Anxiety

I have had some for of “anxiety” (self-diagnosed that is) for as long as I can remember. Some times it’s completely Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 5.13.36 PMwarranted, sometimes it’s my brain thinking up/creating things, and sometimes it’s my past rearing it’s ugly face and involving itself in my current situations.

Through all of this I have yet to learn how to properly deal with my anxiety. Typically I can run or work out and that will allow the energy I was spending to be spent doing something productive, versus dwelling on things and working myself up. I have also tried supplements like Gaba Calm, or Calms Forte (Calms Forte is a homeopathic supplement) to at least take the edge off. These work best when I am anxious about something specific, such as a meeting, interview, event. Hell, I even took a Gaba Calm before my first date with Mike. Taking things like this may be more psychological than anything, but sometimes a placebo is all that’s necessary.

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I had a bout of anxiety this weekend, and when it was all over (and during it also) I realized it was all caused by my brain. Caused by me overthinking, and creating scenarios in my head and making things up. I take a good (or great) situation and let it fend for itself in my head while I am creating every reason I can to turn it into a negative situation.

And while anxiety isn’t something to joke about, I find posts like these on pinterest/instagram/tmblr comforting. They remind me to laugh, and to relax. They remind me that my brain is creating problems for me, and I need to take a step back and relax.

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2 thoughts on “Anxiety

  1. LOL omg the e-card one is hilarious! Actually, they all are. It definitely lightens the mood on anxiety, but they’re all so true. I used to think when I was little that everyone just had wandering minds and over thought everything, but I now realize I’m the psycho-anxious one. Your mind can consume you and it’s crazy how easily it happens. If you have panic attacks, try a breathing routine. That usually helps me calm down. I’ll breathe in for 5 seconds, hold it for 7, let it out in 9 seconds. And you constantly have to say out loud, to yourself (no matter how crazy you look) that you’re okay. I think it helps calm your mind down. You’re not alone girl!

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    • I try to breathe to relax, and it works when I’m alone. But when I’m in a situation, especially involving other people around me, I just keep building on the anxiety and getting worse, vs. being able to get better.
      I used to laugh (probably because I didn’t understand) at friends “overreacting” to situations but now I realize what they’re going through and what it feels like.
      Thanks for the support!

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