Hello all and welcome to another Therapeutic Thursday! The topic of food has always been a touchy subject for me. When offered to go out to eat with friends or order food while we’re out for drinks, or even if offered to go over to someone’s house for dinner, I freeze. When I am at public events where there is food available, I usually stay on the opposite side of the room. I’d love to say I don’t have anything against food, but I guess that isn’t true. But the majority of it is anxiety-based.
Happy Therapeutic Thursday!! It’s been a while since my last co-morbidity post but today I have an addition. Anxiety and “OCT.” What is OCT you might be asking yourself? Well, it is what I call obsessive-compulsive tendencies. I do not have the disorder OCD, but what goes hand-in-hand with anxiety are some obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Here’s my explanation:
Happy Talkative Tuesday! In my recent post about the 12 Habits Anxiety Gave Me, it got me thinking quite a bit about the various “side effects” (as I like to call them) of anxiety. I know there is a large stigma attached to anxiety, as well as the rest of the mental health world, but I feel as though there are multiple pros and cons to having an anxiety disorder. Allow me explain.
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.
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.
Recently, thanks to a friend of mine, I have discovered the world of Mental Health Facebook Groups. I hadn’t previously known that these existed- though I am not super adventurous on Facebook either, I guess. But, this lead to my thinking about social media in general and the effects it can have on mental health.