Lifestyle Blog: living with fear & anxiety

A Lifestyle Blog and Podcast on Mental Health

Go go go — September 12, 2019
Comeback year — September 10, 2019

Comeback year

Make this your comeback year. Right here, right now. You can do it. Start today. Make that call you’ve been putting off. Start researching your business plans. MAke more time for your family and your loved ones. Show your partner you appreciate them.

Whatever you have been sleeping on, Wake Up!

Whatever you have been slacking on, Begin Today!

Wake up, begin today, and make this your comeback year. Get back to your roots. Remember what makes you tick. Remember your passions. Remember the carefree times.

Flip the script — September 5, 2019

Flip the script

Love the script flip. I need to change the narrative in my own head. I¬†often internalize things that happen to me as being my own fault, but sometimes things may happen to me that are out of my control. Life will continue on with or without my approval. So, all I can do is keep charging on. If I don’t like my current narrative, I have the power to flip my script. I may not be able to change my circumstance but I can change the way I look at it.

 

Your last best idea — September 3, 2019

Your last best idea

I used to feel upset when other people would steal my ideas or not credit me for what I have said. I used to hate when I didn’t receive my credit where it was due. But then I thought to myself, I am chalk full of great ideas. And if someone had to steal them in order to convey their own message, then that is kind of flattering to me and sad for them.
I also sometimes feel like my idea may be too crazy or I want to get my opinion out there but I’m not sure if I should.
My best editor will always be… will this be my last “best idea”? If so then use it, if not then move on and stop thinking about it.
Remember, ideas are a dime a dozen.
Don’t cheapen your message — August 29, 2019

Don’t cheapen your message

Be true to yourself and who you are. People will criticize you left and right. But hold your head high. Stick to your beliefs. Stand up for what you believe in. If you do, wonderful things might happen for you.

Don’t cheapen your message to appease those around you. By standing true to your convictions, you can change your world.

 

Addicted to unhappiness — August 13, 2019

Addicted to unhappiness

Unhappiness is a familiar friend. It engulfs me. Remembering a happier version of myself feels like I’m trying to conjure up a dream I had once, but the details are fuzzy. Trying to be a happier me today is like walking against the wind in a hurricane. Every day is a struggle. Each step is just as tough as the one before. But it is worth the struggle. To make it past the breaking point. To find the sunshine through the storm. Following the north star’s dimly lit memory. Guiding myself through a black hole of disappointments and regrets. Returning to a happier me means remembering the bad times that brought me to present and re-writing the strongly worded narrative ingrained in my mind.

Take initiative — July 16, 2019

Take initiative

Sometimes opportunities seem to fall from the sky. The lucky ones are there to catch them. But most of the time, for any kind of lasting success, you need to be the one to take initiative and create opportunities for yourself. By working towards what you want to accomplish, you start going deeper into the thing, and opportunities will be able to make their way into the light for you. It might not happen right away, but don’t give up. If you can’t stop thinking about the thing, it is worth trying to attain it. Don’t give up too soon because what if your next break was around the corner?

Don’t go with the flow — July 11, 2019

Don’t go with the flow

Don’t go with the flow, decide to make waves. Going with the flow will take you to a place where someone else has guided you. If you decide to make waves towards a direction you choose, then the flow will follow you. A new flow will open up. New doors, new opportunities will reveal themself to you. Because as you work towards that which you desire, you have a way better chance of getting what you want.

Getting what you want means living life on your terms. Living life on your terms leads to happiness.

The only thing to do… — July 9, 2019

The only thing to do…

…is to do it.

We can think and think and ponder, but the only way anything will get done is… by doing it. People live their entire lives just thinking that they want a different life. They complain. They lament over what could have been. Well we can’t change the past but we could start making “what could have been” into a reality. The only way to do this is to put in the work. If you are waiting to quit your job, you’ll never start. Why would someone quit their cushy job to begin at point zero? You won’t. Your mind will tell you you’re crazy. Begin now and do the thing while you’re working. Do the thing while you’re still in school. Do the thing you always wanted to do. And just do it. Begin now. Don’t wait. Because if you aren’t doing it now, what makes you think you will start just because you quit your job and have more free time. I’ve done that and hey, I just had more time to watch TV.

Fight for your sanity — July 4, 2019

Fight for your sanity

There must be something in the air, because everywhere I turn I have people in my life riddled with problems. From family being scammed out of money, suffering from anxiety, losing jobs, losing money, losing their minds… My family is suffering big time right now. Just as my life is coming to a peak, everyone is in the valley. I was once in the trenches and have slowly climbed out. Trying to better myself and my mind has helped me walk the steep hill towards the sunlight. I know where I’ve come from and can picture where I am going. But it feels as though others in my life are stuck in a downward spiral.

I’ve realized you can’t help those who don’t want to help themself. I have to fight for my own sanity everyday, and worrying about others dampens my day. I’ve given countless words of wisdom, I’ve been an ear to hear their woes and a shoulder for them to lean on, but it is time I take myself out of the equation and become an observant outside. I need to be silent while they see their own light in front of them. The only way out, is through. And they haven’t even seen the tunnel yet.

Sometimes we want to help all those who are hurt at the expense of our own sanity and well being. But if we truly love ourselves, and others, we need to keep a safe distance from toxic people who don’t truly want to change. Otherwise, we will continue to suffer.