Anxiety Dream Analysis

Soooo my anxiety inevitably affects my dreams. Thursday night into Friday I stayed up until 3 am working on converting the references in a book chapter I helped write from APA to Chicago Style. Not the most fun task, but it had to be done. That night I had a very vivid dream, which hasn’t […]

High Functioning Anxiety 7

I haven’t been doing very well. I think that having to be “on” most days, doing groups, teaching, being in class, etc, is all just taking a toll on me. I knew this semester would be trying, but I didn’t realize how assaulted I would feel. It has been hard for me to get out […]

High Functioning Anxiety 6

Normally I don’t post so late, but alas, school has been occupying most of my thoughts. This week didn’t start out very well… I taught my first lesson as a TA in a master’s level addictions course. I felt the all too familiar all-consuming dread, heart pounding, feeling flushed, mouth dry, head ache, etc before […]

High Functioning Anxiety 5

Not a good day today or a good week. I co-teach on Mondays and my anxiety is getting the best of me. I don’t normally walk into the classroom anxious, but when I go to speak I’m not really sure what happens. I feel like I ramble and what I say doesn’t make sense and […]

High Functioning Anxiety 4

Wednesday again? It scares me how fast time goes. My 29th birthday is tomorrow… I actually remember a dark point in my life where I decided for myself that if I wasn’t happy by the time I was 30, I would end my life. I think I defined happy more so in terms of having […]

High Functioning Anxiety 3

It’s Wednesday. Blargh. Really don’t feel like blogging today. I don’t feel like doing much of anything. I’m overwhelmed. Taking three classes Teaching one (TA) Supervising masters level therapists Running a personal growth group Have a graduate assistantship Should be trying to make plans for my dissertation Should be turning my master’s thesis into an […]

High Functioning Anxiety 2

Honestly, I almost forgot that I committed myself to posting every Wednesday (at least). I didn’t really have a set topic in mind for today. My semester technically starts tomorrow and I am already overwhelmed. I have found myself waking up at night with my chest hurting, and I need to get my sleeping schedule […]