It can be hard to explain to others what that's like. Check out this blog post I wrote here. Spoon Theory can be one tool to help convey to others what your experience is like!
With this short break between summer classes and the fall semester, I have had a lot of time to reflect. That can be good and bad. Nature has always been a safe haven for me. I remember running to the large garden in my backyard and hiding among the blossoms as a child to get [...]
Change will come, whether we wish it to or not. To fight it is like fighting the sunrise. Better to say, "Ah, welcome old friend. Here you are again." This quote actually comes from a children's book that I'm reading, but it's pertinent throughout life. If you've been anxiety-ridden like I have, you know that [...]
Still Wednesday in my time zone, so hah. Keeping this one short. I binge ate today on sweets. It happens a lot less regularly than it used to, but I just put on a baggy shirt for the day and keep it moving. I don't feel nearly as shameful about it as I used to, [...]
The title of this sounds a lot more depressing than I mean it to, but I've been struggling lately. If you have anxiety, depression, or are dealing with trauma, it really comes down to you being able to regulate yourself and working toward getting yourself to be able to find out what's true and what's not. [...]
A kind fellow blogger commented back to me on one of her posts in which I told her that what she wrote resonated with me. She replied that she is glad her and I are alike. I remember my automatic thought was one of confusion, why would anyone want to be similar to me, if [...]
The last week or so has been pretty miserable for me. I find one of my trauma/anxiety/whatever is wrong with me triggers is feeling like I can't say no to something or being so stressed and confused to the max to where I can't make good decisions or feeling forced into something. That has been [...]
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 [...]