Tuesday, 3 April 2018

How I got back in control of my anxiety

Has anyone else found the past week or so especially more stressful and difficult emotionally and stress-level wise than normal? I certainly have! And although I can't control the circumstances that cause these elevated feelings of anxiety, I CAN control how I deal with them.
For the past fortnight my life and all that occurs in the day to day of that life has been stressing me out in a big way. I've felt buried under responsibilities and endless tasks. I've felt that although I've been busy and must have been achieving things, that I wasn't making any effect on my endless to-do list. Why was that? Well, I finally figured that out this morning and it's because I wasn't actually MAKING ANY LISTS. Yep. Me... who is usually the list-queen around here and has bits of paper and sticky notes everywhere around the house with things crossed off on them...yes, me, had not made a single list. Not one! So I was forgetting things, feeling like I wasn't achieving anything, looking around me at the literal and figurative disarray around me and just being plain damn tense about it.

I swore to myself at the beginning of the year that I would break down tasks that felt like a struggle to overcome into small manageable bits, and lately I have completely forgotten to do that. And boy, oh, boy have I felt the effects from my list writing hiatus.

This morning I started a list! And immediately I started to feel better.  Isn't it funny how the simple act of writing things down can help your frame of mind? Blessed be the power of the list!

How I got back in control of my anxiety

Has anyone else found the past week or so especially more stressful and difficult emotionally and stress-level wise than normal? I certainly...