Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.Arthur Sommers Roche
This weeks blog post is very transparent about the struggles I have faced with Anxiety and coming to terms with the stigma often attached, due to being categorized as a Mental Health issue.
What I have learned is that, it isn’t that simple, and it isn’t separate from physical health. It certainly doesn’t make you less of a person, leader, friend, wife or family member.
I am writing this to hopefully demystify and de-stigmatize this topic and encourage others to share their story. As you will see below, you are not alone and if you do not have Anxiety you probably know someone, lead someone or love someone who has anxiety and is hiding it from the world.
Life is Seasonal…
Life is extraordinary in its ability to take us on twists and turns, we have ups and downs, and we have lots of moments of learning.
We also have a lot of happiness and joy, as well as sadness and heartache.
Over the years, as I have faced different situations, I have begun to look at these times as different seasons. Some are awesome, some not so much. When I reflect on it this way, I don’t feel so overwhelmed by the downtimes, or over joyous on the good times. I tend to roll with it in the moment and enjoy the ride.
Now, this is not easy, and it took me close to 40 years to get to this spot. I often wonder what life would have looked like if I hadn’t spent a lot of it worrying about things or being an emotional wreck in the times that were not great. How would I have enjoyed the good times more, be present more,perhaps even laugh more?Continue reading “The Anxiety Glitch…”