I did it. It happened the day after the school shooting in Florida. I found myself getting into arguments with people about stupid things and I noticed my anxiety getting higher and my threshold for bullshit getting lower. I knew what I needed to do, thanks to the encouragement of my best friend, and I did it.
Here’s what I learned. Continue reading “Why I Deleted Facebook from My Phone”
The other day, as I was scrolling through Facebook, I saw a picture of a friend’s daughter that she had posted on her page. Her daughter is maybe three, at most. She’s a super cute little girl with bright blue eyes and her hair in a little ponytail on the top of her head. This isn’t anything unusual to see in my newsfeed. I would say the majority of my friends, especially those with whom I am acquainted on Facebook, have children. Some are older and in high school or college, some are newborns. What caught my attention and really bothered me was the comment made by another mutual Facebook friend. Continue reading “Absolutely Disgusting”
I’ve heard a lot of people say that January seemed to drag on forever, but I really didn’t feel that way. To be honest, I can’t believe we’re already a twelfth of the way through 2018. Continue reading “Living My Words: January”
I’ve got a running theme about being alone and getting out of the house, lately, and this post will be no different. When I was explaining to Shane my ideas for the last post, he reminded me of this video where the guy stayed in his apartment with absolutely zero human contact. It’s called The Loneliness Project, and it’s actually a “campaign to end loneliness” about giving older people friendship and helping them to not feel isolated. If you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s very eye-opening and a bit shocking, and honestly, it feels a bit extreme. I mean, who honestly stays in their house with no contact with the outside world; not even a cell phone?
Truthfully, a lot of people. Whether they don’t have a phone, or are just not looking at theirs, it can get so so easy to let yourself start hiding, and then not want to come out of it. Especially for those who suffer from anxiety and depression. It’s not that you want to feel isolated; you just can’t physically make yourself get out of bed, much less out of the house. Continue reading “The Problem with Winter Isolation”
If you suffer from anxiety, you know how easy it is to just let others dictate the day/outings/etc. You want to please others because you want to make sure they want to hang out with you still. Well, first, let me just tell you, they’ll still love you and want to be around you even if you choose an activity or restaurant that they hadn’t initially thought of. Second, sometimes it’s important to do things alone so you don’t feel the burden of worrying about everyone else’s immediate happiness, sometimes at the sacrifice of your own. Continue reading “Things People with Anxiety Should Do Alone”