Posts tagged anxiety triggers
Why I'm Grateful for Anxiety

“Anxiety is no one’s friend,” is what my doctor said to me as I broke down in tears in front of her.

I was most certainly NOT grateful for anxiety when it was happening. I was mad at it. I wanted it to go away with every fiber of my being. I blamed it for taking over my life. It felt like a monster holding my body and my brain hostage.

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My Anxiety Story: Part 4 - The Healing Process

Every night before bed I would write down ten specific things that I was grateful for that day. Not general things that I’m always grateful for like my husband, my friends and family, and our home, but specific things like not having to wear makeup that day, a new candle, having leftovers for lunch, etc.

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My Anxiety Story: Part 3 - Desperation & Setting Boundaries

I felt worse during that first week of medication than I did when my anxiety first started. I felt like I was going crazy. Intrusive thoughts invaded my consciousness, and I had to constantly coach myself and repeat affirmations on a loop.

I decided to stop the medication because I was terrified of the way I was feeling.

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My Anxiety Story: Part 1 - My First Anxiety Attack on Concert Day

It all started with a dinner. A fun, fancy, faculty dinner meant to be a celebration of the end of camp (and a reprieve from camp food). And it would have been celebratory except something didn’t quite settle with me.

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