Anxiety & Organization

Anxiety & Organization

I talked a little bit in Anxiety Side Effects about the fact that there are pros & cons to having an anxiety disorder. Today I’d like to talk about organization and go a bit more in depth about how I use my anxiety to my advantage when it comes to organization and scheduling in a professional setting.

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How to turn off “Anxiety Brain”

How to turn off “Anxiety Brain”

For years I’ve struggled with what I like to call “anxiety brain.” The part of your brain that goes from 0 to 100 without blinking. The part of your brain that immediately thinks the worst outcome for any situation, no matter how unrealistic that outcome may be. The part that tries to tell you the world is ending any time something seems off. I’ve had anxiety for as long as I can remember, and apparently even before I can remember. Over the last year or two, I’ve really started working hard on turning off “anxiety brain.” Today I’m sharing some of my secrets.

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Misconceptions About Mental Illness

Misconceptions About Mental Illness

Happy Talkative Tuesday, blogisphere friends! In the world of mental health and mental illness there seem to be so many negative stigmas, misconceptions, and sometimes just lack of awareness. It has changed drastically over the years, but there’s still so much more work to go. Today I wanted to discuss a few of the misconceptions.

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Anxiety & Eating Disorders/My Food Struggles

Anxiety & Eating Disorders/My Food Struggles

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.

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Co-Morbidity Part 5 – Anxiety & “OCT”

Co-Morbidity Part 5 – Anxiety & “OCT”

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:

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Anxiety: Side Effects (Pros & Cons)

Anxiety: Side Effects (Pros & Cons)

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.

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12 Habits Anxiety Gave Me

12 Habits Anxiety Gave Me

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. 🙂

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