Weekly Roundup 5.28.17

Weekly roundup is back! Sorry I haven't done it lately - some friends got married, there's a lot happening at school, etc, etc. But here we go! This article about why bad moods are good for you This dog and baby playing because nothing is better than baby screeches This dachshund who wants all of … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 5.28.17

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Tracking symptoms and activities to help you figure your anxiety out

For three months, I've been tracking some symptoms and activities. This is and isn't related to anxiety: I wanted to use this to help me spot triggers, but I also wanted to see how anxiety was connected to PMS, if at all. (Spoiler alert: yes, sorta.) The first step was to figure out exactly what I … Continue reading Tracking symptoms and activities to help you figure your anxiety out

I don’t need you to manage my anxiety, but I do need you to be mindful of it.

One of the things about anxiety that's most difficult for me on a day-to-day basis is the rumination. While it's easy to explain to people how thoughts or topics get stuck in your brain, what's not easy to explain is why they get stuck there. Or how stupid you feel for not being able to let … Continue reading I don’t need you to manage my anxiety, but I do need you to be mindful of it.

Weekly Roundup 5.7.17

I'd put something funny here, but I'm too upset about the AHCA to think of anything. Instead, here are some of the things that distract me from the awfulness of this bill (if only for a little while). Why deep breathing calms you down This super cute sneezing turtle This lego tape, which I will … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 5.7.17

When things are normal when you expected them not to be

I've written a lot (and a lot) about how I struggle with anxiety when the dude goes out of town. When he leaves, there a lot happening: I get anxious about his travel (will he get to the airport ok? Will he make his flight? Will it be pleasant? etc, etc, on repeat until he … Continue reading When things are normal when you expected them not to be