As you guys know, I've been struggling with anxiety for decades now. In the course of my journey with anxiety, I think pretty much every verb under the sun could have been used to describe my relationship to it. At one time or another, I have interacted with anxiety in the following ways(this is by … Continue reading Lenny, or: my relationship with anxiety
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
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'M BACK! Listen, guys. Vacation is a MUST. We didn't go anywhere, and it. was. glorious. I had the best time ever sitting on my couch, watching The West Wing, and playing with my nephew, whose current obsessions include the handle to their balcony door, drinking water out of a glass, and eating my yogurt so … Continue reading Updated toolkit
You do you, buddy.
As we're wound down our work together, my therapist and I talked about this whole process and what it's been like(separate post on ending therapy is forthcoming). She brought up the fact that I've been very proactive about it, calling my approach to anxiety "methodical". I started laughing when she said that because yes, I absolutely … Continue reading You do you, buddy.
Some things I’ve learned about anxiety
I was looking at my Symple data the other day and I noticed that I've only had one panic attack in the last six months. And while I've clearly felt some anxiety in that time, it's been pretty mild. (That blip in the data is the month where I felt like Symple wasn't helping me anymore … Continue reading Some things I’ve learned about anxiety