Anxiety

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Anxiety (noun)
a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome

Today started out with loads of things on my to do list in advance of leaving for a business / personal trip tomorrow morning. Anxiety had different ideas for what my day would turn into. Anxiety doesn’t give you a reason, it doesn’t make sense, and it’s super inconvenient. Kind of like a drunk uncle at Thanksgiving that everyone just wants to send home, but you can’t quite bring yourself to say see ya later, bye.

It’s probably been years since I’ve had this type of feeling. It wasn’t that kind of anxiety you feel before a talk, performance, or seeing someone you haven’t seen in a long time. It’s the type of dread, and argument your gut is having with your brain, that makes you think, do I need to call / text someone, or is this an emergency room visit.

Anxiety forced me to alter my day to give into it, which made me feel even worse. I want to give anxiety the middle finger and move on from it, but things don’t work that way. I did all of the usual recommended things like rest, listen to a meditation podcast, go for a walk. Barring an anti-anxiety med, which has helped many people I know, I remembered CBD oil (cannabidiol) can help! Et voila, that I can do.

Over the last two hours I’m feeling a little bit better as a result. Anxiety is still sitting on my shoulder, but it doesn’t feel like my brain and gut are fighting with one another anymore. And I can get on with that to do list.

What do you do to fend off anxiety?

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4 thoughts on “Anxiety”

  1. I went to a movie with my husband and my youngest daughter. I started having a panic attack during the previews and had to leave the theatre. I wasn’t sure I could make myself go back in, but I forced myself because of my daughter and moved our seats to where I had a clear exit , which helped. I struggled but managed to stay through the movie. Anxiety’s a new one for me, I wish I had some advice for you.

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  2. I am honestly really bad at dealing with anxiety! I am normally just a walking/talking stress case. I do try reading a good book or write, but lately that isn’t working for me. I really wish I had some good solid advice, but I am looking for the same! If you find something that works for you, I look forward to reading about it!

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