Anxiety

Girl vs Bush: An Illustrated Incident

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Do you ever have those moments when you know, logically, that you are acting/thinking really irrationally? But you still can’t stop. You still can’t get that thought out of your head? If you have health anxiety/hypochondria or other forms of anxiety, you probably know what I mean. Let me share with you the incident of two weeks ago.  Continue reading “Girl vs Bush: An Illustrated Incident”

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Just Keep Sweeping – Or, Why Existential Dread Is The Worst Thing Ever

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This perfect comic is from the amazing Owlturd.com

I don’t think I need to list out all of my anxiety issues again. If I did, it would take a while. I have pretty much stopped counting all of the phobias and conditions I’ve acquired over the years. I often talk about how my emetophobia is by far the worst of my anxiety disorders. And, for the most part, it is because it affects me every day. But if I am being honest, it’s actually not the very worst.

Continue reading “Just Keep Sweeping – Or, Why Existential Dread Is The Worst Thing Ever”

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I Had a Bad Day (Or: anxiety and depression are the worst friends ever)

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I had a bad day today. I often blog after the fact; after the pain has ended and I can see the whole thing was never a big deal to begin with. Right now, I still feel a little sad. Right now, I still feel a little anxious. Right now, I still feel a little depressed.  Continue reading “I Had a Bad Day (Or: anxiety and depression are the worst friends ever)”

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We Lost The Bill (Or: How Anxiety Makes Me Totally Irrational)

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I thought I knew my anxiety triggers perfectly. I’ve had anxiety for so long, I assumed I knew every single way it manifested itself in my brain. But apparently, anxiety is not that predictable. I learned this over the Christmas break when I lost a bill.  Continue reading “We Lost The Bill (Or: How Anxiety Makes Me Totally Irrational)”

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An Honest Look at Anxiety

I think I am pretty honest and open about the struggles that come with mental health disorders. Yeah, I often write about my accomplishments, but I’ve also tried hard to write about my failures and about the times when anxiety won. Today, I want to take an honest, in-depth look at how anxiety manifests itself. I want to show you how ugly it can be.  Continue reading “An Honest Look at Anxiety”

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The Bravest Twenty-Two Year Old at the Dentist

A year ago, I found out I had a cavity. I was cavity-free for twenty-two years. All of a sudden, the horrors of having to get a filling were all too real. During my last check-up/cleaning in January, my dentist (who also happens to be a family friend) informed me that it was time to fill the cavity. The horror.  Continue reading “The Bravest Twenty-Two Year Old at the Dentist”