Life With Anxiety – Locking the Door

As you know, anxiety is something that I’ve lived with since I was 11. That would be 22 years, for those keeping track. My anxiety presented pretty early. It revolved around school. I had chronic stomach aches every single morning. It made me anxious to speak up in class. (You can read more about it in my Anxiety workbook). I was always worried about everything, my grades, failure, making friends or rather, not making friends. Anxiety and I are old friends. For the most part, we don’t talk very much anymore and we rarely ever see each other, but lately,…

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How to Cope With Dental Anxiety

I talked about this on social media, but I wanted to talk about it a little more.Let’s talk about one of the hidden symptoms of anxiety and depression… it makes you lose your teeth. Not directly, but it’s often a symptom. For me, I was pretty depressed through out my teens and early 20s so oral hygiene wasn’t at the top of my list. And anxiety. Anxiety meant that to make a dentist’s appointment, I had to talk on the phone (horrifying) to a stranger (even more horrifying) and make an appointment that would give me anxiety every day up…

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April Self-Care Challenge!

Good morning, lovelies! I’ve been trying to step-up my Instagram game (I’m doing pretty good if I do say so myself!) so this morning I decided to create a little self-care challenge for April. I love one-word challenges because they’re often open to interpretation and you can apply them to your life in a way that’s good for you! I’d love for you to do this challenge on social media with pictures, thoughts, or experiences and tag me or use #AprilSelfCare! 1.GoalsMake a goal for this month or finish one you made last month. If you’ve got a Self-Love Planner,…

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The Impossible Task: Tips To Do “The Thing”

In 2014, I started writing a blog post called “Doing Laundry With Anxiety” go figure that I never finished it. It was about how horribly difficult it was for me to do my laundry because my anxiety made it feel like an insurmountable task. It took so much force of will to make myself do it and it was draining. You could often judge my anxiety level based on the number of clothes that were unwashed. I had a few impossible tasks, laundry, checking the mail, and doing dishes. Checking the mail was especially hard. I lived in an apartment…

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