There was a moment of my life, not that long ago, where I found that I had become a shell. Many years of repressed trauma and the stressed of blossoming into adult life, or falling head first like I did, had left me feeling less than human.
We all know the holidays are inching closer; the inevitable Christmas music is already making its way into our radios, and Christmas trees are going up in people’s living rooms.
If you’re someone who suffers from anxiety, change can be a stressful thing. When it comes to jobs, change can be especially triggering.
There was a time in my life when I could honestly say that I was scared of everything. I couldn’t watch a scary movie, roller coasters gave me panic attacks, and even a dark cloud in the sky could give me heart palpitations.
Anxiety can affect all of us; some experiencing it in more extreme forms than others. I could start this post by telling you about all of the mental health statistics and then move onto vague advice from “professionals” who haven’t experienced extreme anxieties themselves, but I’d rather be real with you.
If you’re newer here and aren’t familiar with my personal history with anxiety and agoraphobia, I’ll take a minute to fill you in before I talk about how I’ve been able to overcome many hurdles.