Anxiety Update

A few weeks ago, I talked about my anxiety. This is something I struggle with daily, so it’s very much a part of my life. I thought I’d give y’all a little update on how things have been.

Things have been better, but also worse, if that makes any sense at all. I am finding myself letting things go a bit easier. I don’t dwell on certain things as much. I am working hard on taking care of myself and realizing when I need mental health days. This has helped significantly.

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I’ve also been working on the relationships in my life. If I find someone in my life is constantly negative or they are brining me down, I try to distance myself from them. I have also stopped putting pressure on myself to immediately respond to people or the need to say yes to everything. I’ve learned that “no” is okay. I’ve learned that quiet time is okay. It’s not always easy. I don’t always feel this way. I am just trying. I am working on it.

I obviously still struggle every single day. There are some things that still give me anxiety that I just cannot control. There are current situations (that I will discuss at a later date if I am able to) that still make me almost constantly anxious. Situations I am working hard to change. To make better for me.

You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
— Dan Millman

The only thing I can say is, if there is a situation that is not working for you (work, friendship, relationship) change it. If there is a situation that is constantly making you anxious, constantly draining you, constantly depressing you - work hard to change that situation. I’m not saying it will happen over night, but take the steps to try and change it for yourself. Take care of YOU.

I am also seeing a new doctor next month. I am hoping we can find a medication that can work for me. I honestly just want to feel a little more normal. Worry a little less about every little thing.

The best things I’ve done for my anxiety lately is take care of myself.