You think you can’t survive the pain. You sometimes don’t know how you can make it through another day. But then you do. Then the days turn to weeks, and you keep getting stronger. The pain is still there, of course. It feels like a weak pulse in your gut. It’s a constant reminder so… Read More Living Again
Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional. This article is in regards to more typical struggles of getting stuck in the past and having it cause anxiety, pain, or hurt in your current life. This article is not about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Maybe it can help you with some things, but this is… Read More Four Tips for When You are Caught up in the Past
I still have moments of high anxiety and depression. I have to think of it every day and remind myself of what I need to do to control it. With that said, I am doing much better than where I was since I was twenty-one. Honestly – this is the happiest – or maybe a… Read More Today is my Birthday and it’s Weird
Everyone deals with struggles different ways, and that’s okay. Oh, my- how sometimes I forget that. When I struggle, I’m vocal. I’m not great at hiding away all my flaws. I’m not good at having people believe I’m okay. Sometimes I smile as a defense mechanism, but not all the time. So, when I feel… Read More Don’t Tell Me What to Do
I get one casual thought -”your birthday ‘party’ is going to suck, ” and from there it spirals. It goes down this hole of negative thoughts with the ideas of “you’re not worth it” or “you’re a burden, ” and it goes and goes. You start with thinking about your birthday, but then it connects… Read More Spiraling is the Worst.
Last week, I was sick, and I acted like an asshole. You know when you’re sick, and you are just completely out of it? That thinking clearly is just way out of the picture. So add that to having anxiety and depression and already having a bad week. Never a good mix. I wrote a… Read More I Breathed to Live
People in my life aren’t a fan of me when anxiety and depression take over. I don’t blame them – I am a complete asshole. I lash out. I accuse. I break down. I have no room for rational thoughts. Granted, I am getting better at controlling them now though, but I’m not perfect. However,… Read More Anxiety & Depression Are Not Me