Today is Therapeutic Thursday, so I thought I’d share some of the “odd” and not-so-odd things I do because of or to “cope with” my anxiety. These are just the physical/outward things, not what goes on in my mind. If you’re new, or just need a reminder, I have GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) as well as social anxiety. Here are some of the possibly odd things I do thanks to it. 🙂
Happy Talkative Tuesday, friends! So, if you don’t know already: Hello, I have social anxiety. I have generalized anxiety as well, but added on social anxiety more and more as the years pass by. It’s always had its’ chance to peek its’ head out, and it has, but lately it’s almost every situation instead of selective situations. Today, I’m going to discuss stores and the impact on my social anxiety.
Happy Therapeutic Thursday, my blogisphere friends! A few weeks (maybe months) back, I spent some time with a life-long friend of mine. I mean we met when we were just under 5, I believe, and she’s been a part of my life ever since. I wish I could remember what led us to this, but she basically came to the understanding that while most do their best to stand out and be seen, I take the exact opposite approach. I live to be invisible.
First things first, the blog has officially broken 100 followers! I know, to some it may not seem like a lot. If you were to ask me when I started if I’d ever even break 50 followers- I’d tell you probably not. So to hit and break 100 is an amazing feeling. I truly get a rush of joy with each new subscriber, each like, each comment. I love interacting with people on my blog.
Today is Talkative Tuesday, and I have quite a rant that I’ve been holding in for a while. Everything wrong with Rory Gilmore.
Okay, so I know I just posted about social media and how it can feel like people are either bragging about their lives or fighting about various issues, and sometimes it can be a sad place to be. I know, I just rambled all about it. But. If you don’t know (maybe it didn’t effect you, maybe you’re not on social media) Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp (I don’t use that one, but I’ve heard it was a part of the group) stopped working. For over 12 hours. Here’s my “new” thoughts on when social media shuts down.
Back in the beginning of February, I posted on The Bipolar Writer Blog about my med journey. In that post, I mentioned that I may do a self-care post, and now, for Talkative Tuesday, here it is! Here are a few things that I like to do for myself to help improve my mental health, and a little on why I find them relaxing. Again, the lovely disclosure: I am not a mental health professional, or medical professional. I’m just a girl with a few disorders, and here’s how I help myself.
I’ve finally come up with a nice catchy hashtag for my Thursday posts: #TherapeuticThursdays. Today for therapeutic Thursday, I wanted to write my past self a letter. I want to share all of the things I wish I could tell my past self, things that I think maybe some people today might need to hear. So, here we go.