That moment…

Good morning everyone… hope everyone had a great weekend. Well today I am gonna talk about that one big moment in my life when I realized my life wasnt my life at all. That anxiety had officially taken over every aspect in my life. Everything I did or wanted to do I had my anxiety to think about first there was no just going for it and saying f**k it. My anxiety had me living in the biggest dark and lonely cloud.

Well I had my moment outta of no where one day. I was sitting in bed just scrolling thru my facebook and looking at all of my friends living this amazing life. Well it looked like it, they were definetly doing more than I have been. Going to different places, taking pictures with all of their friends taking chances experiencing a life I just think about but never could do it. It made me so sad and yes jealous. I realized I have been doing the same thing for so many years and living thru their adventures and great times but really not doing anything. It was a sad and hurtful awakening for me. Looking at my husband and thinking OMG how does he handle dealing with the way I have been for so long and thinking of all the years I have wasted being held back from doing anything I really wanted to do all because I was living in that anxiety cloud.

So after that moment and many cries later I told myself something has to change. I am getting older my son will be off on his own soon I just wanted to start living my own exciting life. Just wanted to not be held back anymore. I dont know what came over me but I honestly just said f**k it . I just went thru seeing my dad pass away unexpectly , so I then realized life is so short and I have too much to live for. I was gonna kick my anxiety ridden ass to a better life if it killed me.

So there I was looking at going into the grocery store and my typical anxiety would kick in and I just said screw it if I have an anxiety attack in there and I fall to the ground shaking thats whats going to have to happen. I dont care who sees me or what people think. I know that sounds lame just going into the grocery store , but thats how bad I was at in my life with anxiety. Of course it didnt always work that way but I just forced myself ( mind you in my head Im kicking and screaming telling myself not to go in). I had to start somewhere and every week and month kept getting better and better for me.

Point of this story is that you cant let something control your life or hold you back from living it. Whether its anxiety, drugs alcohol etc.. you have to find a way to control your life and not let other things control you no matter what. Its not the easiest thing by no means but it is possible. You only have this one life and one chance to live, so make everything you do count. All you can do is try and keep trying and if you really are things will start looking up for you. Dont ever give up on yourself.

Be brave enough to heal yourself even when it hurts….

Anxiety and this COVID yikes!!!!

Ughh.. I am about over this covid shit. As person with anxiety and dealing with this for the past 6 months has drove me bat shit crazy. Hell even a person without anxiety I am sure its driving them crazy.

As a person who works in the restaurant business and dealing with this has been so stressful. Alot of people dont understand how awful it is to wear a mask for 8 hours and clean your hands to the point of being raw. I understand it all and completely agree with what we have to do. But just when you think it was almost over or somewhat back to normal it has come back in full force.

What are restaurant people suppose to do. Work or dont work if you arent comfortable working in that kind of enviroment. Or you just cant due to someone you are taking care of or because of an issue you have yourself. Its been a struggle for so many people. I get it people are just suppose to do what you shouldve been taught as a kid. Wash your damn hands be clean. You wouldnt think that should be so hard, but yes it is. I have seen some of the craziest shit during this time.

I apologize for going off topic really in this blog today. Just so frustrated. When I go to work and customers that come in and dont respect what you are suppose to be doing and you are doing everything you are suppose to do it just pisses me off. People will come in with no mask and say you cant tell me what to do. Yea you are right but you are walking into a public place and nobody really wants to be wearing a mask, social distancing etc, but guess what you have to if you ever want this shit to go away. Yes it is a pain in the ass and I totally agree with some of the bitching people do about it. I never thought I would have a collection of mask to wear and pick a different one out each day. Its part of my outfit anymore. But here we are doing what we gotta do. I do it for my job and for other people around me. Taking a chance of it affecting someone I care about or a complete stranger isnt worth it to me. It may not affect me as it would the next person. So to end this bitch session today with a point is maybe just maybe if we can all suck it up ( granted I know its been awhile) for just alittle bit longer and do everything we are suppose to do this thing will go away for good. And be extra kind when you go out to eat or just to have a few drinks somewhere. We are there risking ourselves and our families because it is our livelihood and we really dont like any of this shit either we are just doing our job trying to survive day to day like everyone else.

I love my friends/family but….

Hi there everyone. Going thru anxiety and people close to you trying to understand is very complicated. They mean well but they really dont get it. And going thru it and trying to explain it is very difficult well for me it is.

When I finally started to open up about my anxiety and how bad it is I had a whole different idea of how it would go. I thought my closest friends and family would so understand and have the best advice etc.. But I was wrong. As good as their intentions were it just went the other way.

As good as I explained it and seemed they may have had an idea on whats going on with me they didnt. Some would try and say you just have to get out there and make yourself do things, you have to just get over it, talk yourself outta of it, have a few drinks you will be fine. My favorite is when I have explained myself over and over again the people that would listen and really say they understand would be the first to get mad once you cancel plans. Which in normal circumstances I would totally understand, but it wasnt like I was planning on doing that. The overwhelming thoughts right before I suppose to be somewhere would destroy any kind of fun or happy thoughts that I would have. It was crippling to me. And there was absolutely nothing I mean nothing that could talk me down once I was at that point. It was awful. I have let so many people down and not shown over the years because of this I cant even begin to count.

I know sometimes it is good to talk to people about it. But alot of people naturally just want to fix it not understand it really. I am not faulting anyone in my life for that. My point in this blog today is just to not put so much on someone else when you are trying to explain something like this. I always thought talking to them would at the end of the day help me but it didnt. I ended up thinking worse when I disappointed them or if they gave me some advice they think should work and u try it and it doesnt work. SO my point is be in tune with yourself before you talk to anyone about it. You yourself have got to understand in a way whats going on with you more than anyone, dont ever feel obligated to have to explain to anyone whats going on. I understand this might not be for everyone people need someone to talk to I get that. And I am sure there are people out there very different from the people I experienced. What helps one person is not always the same for the next person. I recently ordered a few books that were like journals for me and motivational quotes for each day of the week. I know that sounds corny and maybe stupid but making myself write in this journal and really practice the different things they asked me to do in this book each day really helped me. It took the pressure off of me with the thoughts of disappointing someone or feel like I am being judged. Kept me thinking about me and improving myself on a daily basis.

You will do great things despite your anxiety.

When you least expect it..

Good morning everyone.. Hope everyone had a great weekend!! Okay the title today is something that happened to me u got it when I least expected it.. bare with me here.

Well when I recently decided to change my everyday habits and try and be a bit healthier and just cross my fingers to see if that would help my everyday anxiety. And yep it did , out of no where one day after many weeks of a healthier lifestyle I was able to walk into a grocery store and thats it just walk in without any worries or put myself into panic mode, which normally would happen. I didnt even realize I didnt have any anxious thoughts or panic attack until I got to the produce section and realized OMG what did I just do I just came in here like a normal person and didnt have a freak out moment. The overwhelming happiness that came thru me was unbelievable. Granted that didnt happen every time I went somewhere there after but that one great moment for me pushed me to want to try and try to keep that feeling. And I knew from that moment on that yes I was very capable of doing it. I had it in me this whole time.

Of course I know everyone is different and some of these things that I am writing about may or may not help. I truly in all of this just want to help as many people as I can going thru similiar things. I know how tough it is to feel like you are the only one going thru this and always stuck in your thoughts which for me led to over thinking, then to extreme anxiety and panic. And I always open to hear anyones experiences and what helped them thru it.

You dont have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.

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