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Teeter Totter

Its been rough dealing with anxiety this week...

I've been slightly more tired. The assignments from school are starting to creep up. There is a huge knot in my neck. I am a bit more emotional being back in my old town.

However...

Taking the time for myself has helped. Life is a balancing game. When it teeters one way, you must totter. If things totter, try to teeter. The hard part is understanding when to do each. That is when wisdom comes in.

Personally I forget the variables that I may be balancing. I may leave out my emotional health or my need for lounging in bed a bit longer. However we must recognize that although we may have perfectionist expectations for ourselves, those are faulty. To find true balance, we must be wise to our innermost needs, whatever they may be.




Just Notice...

My car screeches around the corner. "Shit, not again." Frantically checking parking instructions at the red light my shoulders tighten. I scramble to think if I grabbed everything out the door. I spill coffee on my outfit during another fast-and-furious turn.

Does this sound like your morning? If not congratulations, you may have your life together. But up until recently I did not realize just how anxious certain moments of my day or life were. I would not realize how tight my muscles would clench up or how my breathing would shorten.

If there are certain nervous habits you notice yourself doing, such as nail biting, smoking or over eating, take that moment to focus on your body instead. Notice your muscles, or your breathing. It might not stop you from from doing your bad habit but it may get you in the habit of noticing when you are anxious and that's a start.

I just want to play with toys again...

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Can I have this operation?

Tentative dx: Bad boy broke teddy's heart heart.
Fear needs to be replaced with curiosity.

What is the prognosis? Hopeful...