Anxiety Technique: Exercise

I started exercising a few weeks ago and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I feel so good physically AND emotionally. It really helps with my anxiety and stress, as well as frustration. I hit the gym whenever I can. There has been a few times these past few weeks where I went because I was struggling with some anxiety/frustration problem. I just thought “screw this. I’m going to the gym.”

It is widely believed that it actually does help us emotionally. I never believed that until I tried it. One day, I just decided I wanted to start exercising to see if it’s true. And it is! There’s something about putting in my earphones and just going at it. I have about a hour long workout playlist and I don’t stop til the music stops. Btw, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato are really good workout music.

It actually helps and I strongly recommend it. I’m getting stronger physically and emotionally. Also, It’s a good way to let off some steam. AND It also makes me feel good about myself. I love breaking a sweat. It means I’m doing something right.

Anxiety

I remember being in high school and having anxiety attacks, although I didn’t know what it was at the time. I remember having such a hard time writing tests, essays, even just staying still for an hour and a half class. I remember leaving class out of nowhere, screaming/crying, hearing screams in my head, shaking. I can still picture me hiding in the corner of the front foyer, hoping no one would come up to me and start talking. I wish I knew what was going on at the time, wish I knew that the teachers knew, maybe I wouldn’t have felt so trapped and maybe my teachers wouldn’t have thought I was crazy.

When I went to the doctors in the middle grade 11, I got diagnosed with anxiety. Continue reading

One Word Challenge: Guilty

10982207_794405137262870_7253024228951136625_nOne of the reasons I live a somewhat balanced, happy life is because I am selfish when I need to be. What I mean by that is, I never feel guilty when I need to do something for me or my life. Sometimes people feel guilty when doing something that may cause an inch of annoyance, frustration, or sadness in someone else. It’s great if you want to make everyone happy and not cause any problems for them, but what about you?

I do care for others. I’d do anything for my friends. But there should be a line between Continue reading

One Word Challenge: Rare

One Word Challenge: Rare

I’m going to talk about two little things in this post because I can’t really think of one big thing. Rare moments of pure happiness and rare moments of complete relaxation. I think it is so important to realize these things are rare. When we realize that, we appreciate it more and take full advantage of these moments. I experienced both of those this past weekend, so I guess I could say I had a pretty rare weekend, which is now a long weekend because SNOW DAY.

Rare moments of pure happiness

Being happy isn’t rare. Many things make people happy. But when we experience Continue reading

Don’t do it alone.

I’ve been going through a rough period for quite some time now. I’ve been feeling alone. I have lost some support systems over the years due to lack of communication, distance, busy lives etc. But that’s normal. Things happen. Totally understandable. So I needed to find someone else. I thought I had no one but I looked closer and found someone. I reached out to her. Now she’s helping me. She’s helping me get help. I felt a relief. A relief knowing I wasn’t in this alone and that I had help. I finally had help after my long search.

If you are struggling, please ask for help. Please reach out. Please don’t go through it alone. Sometimes Continue reading