So, my anxiety has been getting the better of me the last week or so. This is definitely a setback. I am pretty disappointed, because I was doing so well. Since I’ve had a hard time managing my anxiety I haven’t posted in a week. The goal is not to keep talking about my anxiety on a food blog. It’s definitely not the forum for it, but I do want to give you some visibility into my life. Anxiety is this not so awesome roommate that I can’t get rid of. Did you know that 1 in 6 adults suffer from anxiety? I had no idea. It’s definitely something that we don’t talk about. Up until recently for me it was a secret that no one could know about.
When I’m anxious it makes it hard to focus on blogging which is why I’ve not posted. I can take a bunch of food pictures, but I can’t get motivated enough to sit down and write about it. If I want to be serious about this blog then I need to push forward. I’m currently listening to this audio book called Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks Fast. What a long title! Anyway, this book focuses on not hiding from your anxiety. You have to embrace it, because when you fight the anxiousness and panic you end up making it worse. This is so true. The thing I fear most is having an anxiety attack. So, I try everything to avoid it. The author of this book says that fearing it makes it a nightmare. You have to embrace the anxiety and panic in order to overcome. So that it becomes something that you don’t fear anymore.
The past couple of days when I’ve been anxious I didn’t fight the feeling. I just went with it and it actually made me calmer quicker. I still have more listening to do before I’m done with the book, but so far so good.
P.S. I hope to have a food post up soon so don’t worry that all you’ll see are anxiety posts. 🙂