Showing posts from July, 2015

Reducing Anxiety #2 You Are Not Your Anxiety

I know - this one sounds a little flowery but here me out. If you have a problem with anxiety, as discussed in the previous post, you need to separate yourself from it. It sometimes even helps to name it. You could name it Bob or something, or the ID or EGO (I know that's not what those terms actually mean).

For me, anyways, this has helped me in instances where I'm actively trying not to feel anxious, situations where I am feeling anxious about my anxiety (if you have an anxiety problem, you know what I'm talking about. In those instances, I often have trouble removing the feeling of anxiety with any other techniques that occasionally work. The only thing left to do is let it go.

I'll still feel the anxiety but I name it and basically acknowledge that this thing is doing this to me. It's not my fault that I'm anxious and I'm not doing it - it's bob that's doing it - that jerk.

As I said this helps a lot, mostly in situations where I'm trying to…

Anxiety Reducer #1

I have suffered from anxiety for years; I'm 33. In that time I've tried a bunch of techniques that I was told would make me happy and healthy. Some of the things that I've tried are exercising, meditating, and thinking positively. Each of these activities produced positive results but I wasn't actually able to affect (is that the right one? I think so) real change in my life until I realized that my level of anxiety was beyond that of the general population.

I sought help and received it. This allowed me to attack my difficulties from a new perspective, I had a new baseline to shoot for.

This post is becoming a little heady but if you think you have a problem with anxiety or depression ask your friends or family if they have feelings like yours and if they do if they've received help. The fact that you took that online quiz to see if you had social anxiety disorder may be a cry for help. Just make an appointment with your family physician and you can go from there.…

On the Cafe Screaming Incident or (the post that no one asked for)

Another blog that I read commented on this and I just thought that I would throw in my two cents...not that you asked for it -- but this is my blog.

Anyways, if you haven't heard about it yet -- Hi, welcome to the internet: everyone's angry here. I'm going to keep this short and sweet; nobody in this story was having a good day.

Here's an actual dad blog with linksif you need to catch up. I agree with that blogger. He thinks that the owner handled it poorly but that she has every right to treat people in her establishment any way that she pleases. He doesn't necessarily say that the parents are in the right either though.

The parents should have been a little more considerate and so should the owner of the diner. If the parent's really weren't feeding their child...I don't know maybe they had a reason for it. I can't tell you what's going on in their life and I wasn't there. Also I can't be too hard on either party because I'm not alw…

July Ramblings

I think that I'm going to go ahead and do some bad blogging today. Feel free to check out on this one. I don't know how useful it will be to everyone - I think that I've just spent more time describing this blog post than I may actually spend on the writing of it.

That's a pretty little picture. I was doing some stream of consciousness writing in my google docs account and for some reason it didn't like the word 'could.' I still have no idea what happened with that. There was no problem on any other use of the word. Even in the following sentence in which I described the very thing that I am here describing again.
Anyways, the point that I was trying to make is that picture was the first thing that come up when I googled the word could when I habitually Googled it to see if I had somehow forgotten how to spell it. 
June was a good month for my writing. I've started a few habits that I think will improve several aspects of my writing and therefore my lif…