Anxiety is an endurance race that ever ends and that no one sees you training for

You know those times when nothing huge has happened, but somehow things like not sleeping well, a transition, and/or something hanging over your head has your anxiety like  This was me for the last week and a half. The reason I kind of dropped off the face of the earth is that we went on … Continue reading Anxiety is an endurance race that ever ends and that no one sees you training for

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More on Tracking Symptoms and Habits

As you guys know, I'm a huge fan of tracking symptoms, emotions, habits, etc. I've recently started tracking my food so that I can start eating just a little bit better. I stumbled upon this kickstarter for the Thrive Journal, which has everything I want all in one place. I keep checking every day, hoping … Continue reading More on Tracking Symptoms and Habits

How anxiety makes me second-guess my emotions

Recently I've had a couple of experiences where I've been feeling things way more strongly than I usually do. Some of this is in my personal life, some not. Some things shifted at work, and even though my work husband did me a solid and gave me a heads up about it before they announced … Continue reading How anxiety makes me second-guess my emotions

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 4.16.17

I've been on spring break for a week, and it has been GLORIOUS. Spring is here, there's so much sunshine, I get to be outside all the time, I've seen a lot of friends I was neglecting and got to hang out with my nephew and sister. It's been 💯. Here are some of the … Continue reading Weekly Roundup 4.16.17

Making and using a weighted blanket

Guys! I made my weighted blanket! Isn't she gorgeous? A weighted blanket is exactly what it sounds like. It's a blanket sewn into a grid and in each square of the grid is some kind of weight, usually plastic pellets(natural stuff like corn and rice works, but can rot and isn't washable). You snuggle up under … Continue reading Making and using a weighted blanket