Let’s talk about that dirty 7 letter word, a n x i e t y, stay calm y’all. I know that probably sent chills down your spine, like the kind of chills you get as the suspense builds in a Stephen King novel, or jumping online for a Kylie Cosmetics launch sale. It doesn’t have to be a secret. It’s something we can talk about.
I don’t think I’ve always had anxiety, honestly what I think I would have considered anxiety in high school was probably just the awkwardness we all experience. My anxiety didn’t really begin until about 4 or 5 years ago. At that point in my life I was moving to a new city, I was leaving all of my friends & everything I knew behind to start a life. Terrifying isn’t even the word.
My anxiety really ranges, I used to have horrible social anxiety but thanks (but no thanks) to Starbucks that is cured. My anxiety now is more so about little things. I become overly stuck on the obscure thoughts that my mind can irrationally pull out of thin air. (the mind is a powerful thing right?) Being the adult that I am now, I have learned to deflect everything with humor.
Another one of my goals for 2018 was to start seeing a therapist, not something I thought I’d say openly on the Internet (wow). Taking care of yourself as a whole, mind, body & soul is just as important as developing 6 pack abs. So never fear to open up, it may just be what you anxiety needs sometimes.