Due to unforeseen circumstances (aka me getting sick as a dog and not functioning), my mental health monday series will start next week.
anxiety is the first area i’m going to touch on. the cartoon above does a good job of depicting anxiety in a humorous way. thoughts like those are constantly on a loop in my head. “what if i don’t finish this project good enough?” “what if they don’t like me?” “what if they think i’m a terrible speaker?” “what if the plane crashes?” ... you get the drift.
i’ve been told many times to, “just get over it.” like this is something i can flip on and off with a switch. because people don’t understand what anxiety is, how it works, or what it’s like to live with it, it’s easy to assume those of us who do struggle should just be able to make it go away. it’s a lot more complex than that, which i’ll delve into on the blog.
do you live with anxiety?